Garden waste

Havant Borough Council operates a kerbside garden waste collection service every two weeks.

On joining the scheme you'll receive a brown lidded bin, and 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. 

The licence period is 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 and there are no pro rata deductions if you join during the licence period. 

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.

Please note this service closes to new customers on 31 October each year.

Garden waste charges 2021-22

Garden waste license, charge for full year - no pro rata charges apply

  • 1x 140ltr wheeled bin - £45
  • 1x 240ltr wheeled bin - £66
  • 2x 240ltr wheeled bin - £132
  • 3x 240ltr wheeled bin - £198

The licence period is 1 April to 31 March each year and there are no pro rata deductions if you join during the licence period.

The service does not run over the Christmas period, but we will collect real Christmas trees with garden waste when we resume in January. 

Payment

We are aware that a small number of customers are experiencing issues when attempting to make payment for their garden waste. This is an intermittent issue and is currently being investigated. For customers who do incur problems please can we suggest you try an alternative internet browser, attempt at a later time or call our Customer Service Centre on 023 9244 6023. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Payments to join or renew your garden waste service can be made online.

Once you have clicked the link, please select miscellaneous from the list of payment options, then select garden waste, and choose the size and number of bins required.

For assistance with your payment or any other questions, please call us on 023 9244 6023.

Garden waste bin wasn’t collected?

If your bin has been missed, please report this to us by completing our contact us form.

Missed bins must be reported by 4pm on the next working day after your scheduled collection.

What can go in the bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Small branches
  • Leaves
  • Prunings

What can't go in?

  • Soil, concrete, rubble
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Food scraps
  • Coal, ash
  • Animal waste
  • Commercial waste
  • General household waste

Where does my garden waste go?

The garden waste collected goes to a composting site in Hampshire and is made into organic soil conditioner, widely used in local parks and formal gardens.