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
* 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:
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
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
- 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 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 Garden waste collection terms and conditions [280kb]