Garden waste

Thank you for taking an interest in our Garden Waste collection service.  

To register your interest for the service, that runs from April 2019 to March 2020, please email with your name and address and we will send you a reminder in January.

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 and can't go into the wheeled bins

Yes please

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Prunings
  • Leaves
  • Shrub cuttings
  • Dead plants/weeds
  • Cut flowers
  • Small branches/twigs

No thanks

  • 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.

Missed bin

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.

If you do not report a missed collection to us within this timeframe, you will have to wait until your next scheduled collection.

If a missed collection is occurring on a regular basis, please speak with customer services.