Garden waste

Please be advised that due to crew members needing to self-isolate, garden waste collections have been suspended until Wednesday 9 December 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Our garden waste service is now closed to new customers and renewals. We will be reopening the service in the new year.

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

On joining the scheme you'll receive a brown lidded bin. You can find your collection calendar on our website by typing in your address and looking under the 'waste and recycling' block.

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.

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

Garden waste charges 2020-21

If you are new to the scheme your bin will be delivered within the next 12 working days.

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

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


Payments to renew your garden waste service can be made online (this link will be updated once the service reopens in the new year).

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.