Garden waste

Garen waste service renewals

Please note, we are not accepting garden waste renewals yet. Please do not make payment until you have received your renewal letter.

Renewal letters will be sent in due course. Thank you for your patience.

Real Christmas tree collections

We will collect real trees from subscribers to our garden waste collection service. Customers with a garden waste bin can cut their tree to fit inside of the bin and it will be taken.

If you do not subscribe to the service, please visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre website to book your visit to the tip, to dispose of your tree.

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.

Garden waste service waiting list

Our garden waste service is currently closed to new customers because this service is operating at full capacity. If you want to be added to the waiting list and notified when we are taking new customers then please email you name and email address to

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.