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Garden Waste and Home Composting
Existing customers this
year, you will not receive a confirmation letter or stickers/tags
upon renewal of your subscription.
Our Garden Waste collection vehicles now have on-board computers
that show us that you have renewed the service and how many bags
you have paid for. You therefore do not need to have coloured
stickers/tags on your bag from 1st April 2013.
Waste Collection Service
Eastleigh Borough Council offer a garden waste collection
service to the whole of the borough. You can dispose of your
garden waste direct from your home.
The cost of this service is
£30.00 (price effective from 1st April) per bag for a
full year's subscription*, or £21.00 if you join after
1st October. There is a reduction in this cost if you are in
receipt of Council Tax benefit or Housing benefit (proof of your
benefit will be needed when paying for the service).
No further price reductions are applicable to those paying this
*Garden waste collections are not
made over the Christmas and New Year period.
This service is non-refundable and non-transferrable to a third
Use our property search
facility on the right of this page to find out your collection day
for this service.
What you get for your money
Once you have
paid for the service you will be provided with a large, durable
woven plastic bag. The bag measures 60cm x 45cm x 45cm (2' x 1'6" x
1'6"). You then fill this bag with all your garden waste and leave
the bag at the edge of your property. As the bags are manually
lifted and emptied, there is a weight limit of 25 kgs per bag.
Overweight bags will not be emptied.
Acceptable Garden Waste Materials
- Grass and hedge cuttings
- Leaves and small branches/prunings (no more than 5cm in
We can not collect soil or rubble.
- You will be allocated a
collection day and your bag will be emptied on that day each week,
your bag must be at the kerbside by 6.30am on your day of
collection. Please follow the normal domestic waste calendar
for days affected by Bank Holidays. The service runs
throughout the year (except for the Christmas period) so it can be
used in winter too.
Interested in joining
Garden Waste Service?
If you haven't used the service before, please
register your details. You will then receive a letter with your
reference number allowing you to subscribe to the service.
If you are a new or exisiting
customer and would like to pay by Direct
Debit, download the Direct Debit form (Word).
If you choose to pay by Direct Debit you will receive a £2.00
discount for your first year of subscription. This discount applies
only to customers who have not previously paid for the service by
You will need to print and
complete the form and return it to us at the following address:
Garden Waste Service
Hedge End Depot
If you have received your renewal letter, or would like to pay for
the service having registered, please make
an online payment or alternatively call our payment line
on 0845 606 6518.
Has your bag worn out or gone
Watch a video on how to compost
help and advice at the recyclenow website
All your fruit and vegetable peelings along with cuttings from
your garden can be added to a compost bin or heap. You can also add
brown cardboard or shredded paper and, in a few months, you'll have your very own compost to put back onto
Eastleigh Borough Council in partnership with Straight plc can
offer compost bins, including delivery and information, for as
little as £21.49.
Order your bin online at www.hants.getcomposting.com
or call 0844 571 4444 quoting reference
Download the Compost
Bin Special Offer leaflet here.
Did You Know?
Over six million trees were bought in the UK last
Christmas. Most of these trees were thrown away, creating
over 9,000 tonnes of additional rubbish. That is almost five times
the weight of the London Eye!
The collected trees are composted or treated along with other
green waste to produce an environmentally friendly range from PRO
GROW which includes lawn conditioner, pine bark, woodchip
mulch and peat free soil conditioner.
To find out more about items from this range, including free
delivery, please visit the Pro Grow