Garden waste

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.

Charges for 2020-21

If you are new to the scheme your bin will be delivered before 1st April 2020.

Early bird

Sign up by 29 February 2020 to benefit from the Early Bird scheme.

  • Early bird: 1x 140ltr wheeled bin - £42
  • Early bird: 1x 240ltr wheeled bin - £63
  • Early bird: 2x 240ltr wheeled bin - £126
  • Early bird: 3x 240ltr wheeled bin - £189

Prices from 1 March 2020

  • 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.


Payments for garden waste can be made online through the customer portal. Once you have clicked the link please select miscellaneous from the list of payment options, followed by garden waste and then the size and number of bins required.

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

You will need to provide the location of the wheeled bin on the application form or by advising customer services when applying by telephone.

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.

Collecting your Christmas tree

If you have a valid licence for our garden waste service, we can collect your real Christmas tree. 

Please remove from the pot and strip the tree of all decorations and tinsel.

Place the tree by your garden waste bin or sack on your first scheduled garden waste collection in January. 

Large trees over five feet tall will need to be cut into smaller pieces to fit in the collection vehicle.

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.