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Garden Waste - Green wheeled bin

New weekly garden waste subscription service to launch during 2023

What is happening 

From spring 2023, garden waste collections will become a weekly, optional subscription service for all households in the Basildon borough. Unless residents are signed up to the yearly subscription service, their garden waste will no longer be collected once the new service goes live. 

We will continue to collect Garden waste fortnightly from your green wheeled bin(s). Appropriate garden waste should be placed in your green wheeled bin and set out for kerbside collection at your usual collection point, every other week (on the same day as your orange glass box collections) by 7:30am.

Please remember that we no longer accept food waste in your green wheeled bins.  You must present food waste for collection in the external food caddy provided to your household.

Green Tick
 Suitable For
Red Cross
 Not Suitable For
Grass CuttingsFood Waste
ShrubsAny packaging waste including plastic, cardboard or cans
PlantsFlower Pots
Branches (maximum 4" thick)                                              Soil/Mud/Hardcore
WeedsTreated Wood
LeavesPet Waste
Cut Flowers 
House Plants 
Vegetable patch waste (stalks, leaves) 
Windfall fruit (fruit fallen from trees) 

What happens if I need a new container?

You can order new wheeled bins online.  There is a charge for additional wheeled bins. There is the choice of a small 140 litre or larger 240 litre wheeled bin

Can I use a non-council wheeled bin?

No. We only collect garden waste from Basildon Council wheeled bins.

Can I compost my garden waste at home?

Composting at home is a great idea and is easy to set up.

You can order a compost bin from Love Essex for a low fee or simply read helpful tips about how to compost properly.