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Chargeable garden waste

An annual subscription for the collection of garden waste from your first bin or bags* costs £35

We collect your garden waste every two weeks. Please place items loose in your:

  • Green wheeled bin

  • Green bag*

* some households, not suitable for wheeled bins, will be issued with two reusable bags

Refer to your collection calendar and present the appropriate waste containers at the edge of your property boundary by 7 am on the day of your collection. You can check your collection day by clicking here

How to pay

To subscribe for a garden waste collection service, please apply online:

Pay for a garden waste collection

Alternatively, residents can call 01494 586 550 or visit the Council Offices in Amersham.

Office and telephone opening hours: 8.45am to 5.15pm (Monday to Thursday), 8.45am to 4.45pm (Fridays).

Additional garden waste bins or bags

In addition to the subscription fee for your first bin, an annual subscription for the collection of garden waste from a second garden waste bin costs £70.

Residents on a bag collection can request an extra two bags at an additional annual cost of £35.

We are unable to process requests for second garden waste bins or bags online. Please call 01494 586 550 or visit the Council Offices in Amersham.  

What we can collect

Recycling Chart Garden

We are unable to collect:

  • Plastic carrier bags or bin liners
  • Food waste
  • Noxious weeds e.g. Japanese Knotweed, Ragwort and Giant Hogweed
  • Compostable liners
  • Turf
  • Soil
  • Stones and rocks
  • Pet bedding and litter

If we don't empty your bin

We will be unable to empty your bin or bag if it contains the wrong items, is too heavy to be collected safely or the garden waste has been compressed / frozen.

Please refer to the above image, your calendar or download our  pdf icon recycling guide [3Mb]for further guidance.

Once the offending items have been removed we will empty your bin or bag on your next due collection, not before.

Garden waste suspension

The garden waste collection service will be suspended between 4 January 2017 to 14 January 2017 (inclusive)

Terms and conditions

For a full list of terms and conditions please refer to pdf icon Garden waste collection terms and conditions [280kb]