Garden waste

Coronavirus update

Unfortunately, we will not be accepting any new customers to our garden waste service until further notice. 

Please don't try to apply for the garden waste service, as you will be charged and your bin will not be delivered. 

This decision will allow us to redeploy more staff and resources to our essential services when required.

Existing customers will still have their garden waste collected as usual, although there may be delays during this difficult time.

We hope to reopen the service to new customers once we get back to business as usual.

Our service

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.

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 wheeled bin remains the property of Havant Borough Council. The amount payable for this service is for your yearly collection licence only. 

Once an annual licence is purchased it is non-refundable.

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.

Garden waste charges 2020-21

If you are new to the scheme your bin will be delivered within the next 10 working days.

  • 1x 140ltr wheeled bin - £44
  • 1x 240ltr wheeled bin - £65
  • 2x 240ltr wheeled bin - £130
  • 3x 240ltr wheeled bin - £195

An annual collection licence is valid from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Please note collections are suspended between 24 December 2020 and 4 January 2021

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.

If your bin contains any items listed as unacceptable, it will not be collected. 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.