Unfortunately following the adverse weather, Garden Waste collections had to be suspended. This allowed us to catch up with recycling and refuse collections.
We will collect any garden waste on your next scheduled collection day, including any excess. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Sign up or renew your garden waste licence
You can sign up or renew your Garden Waste licence using our online form.
Alternatively there is a printable version of the form.
- Garden waste collection application form (pdf 423 kb)
How the service operates
Havant Borough Council operates a bi-weekly kerbside garden waste collection service. On joining the scheme you'll receive a brown lidded bin along with a calendar showing your collection dates for the duration of your licence.
An annual collection licence will be valid from 1 April to 31 March. Please note collections are suspended between 24 December and 4 January.
Once an annual licence is purchased it is non-refundable.
There are two sizes of bin: 140ltr and 240ltr. A 240ltr bin is typically the same size as the majority of household waste and recycling bins.
If you receive an assisted collection for your rubbish and recycling service you will automatically be eligible for assistance with the Garden Waste Collection Service. The location of the wheeled bin needs to be given on the application form or by advising Customer Services when applying by telephone.
The wheeled bin remains the property of Havant Borough Council. The amount payable for this service is for your yearly collection licence only.
If the licence is not renewed then the householder will be expected to return the bin, or be charged.
There will be a charge for all replacement, lost or stolen wheeled bins as well as non-returned bins if you choose to discontinue with the collection service.
|1x 140ltr wheeled bin||£43|
|1x 240ltr wheeled bin||£64|
|2x 240ltr wheeled bin||£128|
|3x 240ltr wheeled bin||£192|
What can go into the wheeled bins
- Grass cuttings
- Hedge cuttings
- Shrub cuttings
- Dead plants/weeds
- Cut flowers
- Small branches/twigs
What can't go into the wheeled bins
- Soil including turf
- Concrete or rubble
- Fruit/vegetable peelings
- Food scraps
- Coal ash
- Animal waste
- General household waste
- Plastic flower pots or trays
It is very important that only the correct items are placed in the garden waste wheeled bin. Wheeled bins that contain black sacks, or any other items that are not listed as acceptable for this service, will not be collected.
The wheeled bin will hold up to 140 or 240 litres. If the lid is not closed or the collection crew are unable to tip and pull the bin safely, then it will not be collected.
If your bin has not been collected by 4pm on your collection day, please report a missed bin to customer services on 023 9244 6010 before 4pm the following day.
Other ways to dispose of your garden waste
Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)
Residents can dispose of their garden waste at a local Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC). HWRCs in Havant are operated and managed by Hampshire County Council.
- Household Waste Recycling Centre (external link)
Composting is easier than you think! It is an environmentally friendly way of getting rid of organic waste from your kitchen and garden, giving you a completely natural, peat free, compost to dig back into your garden.
After 9-12 months, depending how much you put into your compost bin, you will have a rich, totally organic compost to put back onto your garden.
The Recyclenow website offers lots of information on how to compost.
- Recyclenow (external link)