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Garden recycling (Brown bin)

General Waste


The 'Black/Brown' lidded garden recycling bin is collected fortnightly, please see your collection calendar for details of your collection day or click here. Recyclables collected through this scheme are delivered to FCC Alfreton recycling centre located in Somercotes, Alfreton where it is sorted and transported across the country to be recycled.




Important Information

After a two year period of free garden waste recycling, charges for the service will be reintroduced in 2018.

  • The service will remain free for 2017 but the charge for 2018 will be £28 if you sign up by direct debit and if you sign up before the scheme starts the payment will usually come out mid-March, you will receive a letter 2 weeks prior notifying you when the payment will be taken out. The scheme will cost £34 if you make a single payment.
  • At £28 the service is the cheapest chargeable service in Nottinghamshire and we are also committing to freeze this price for 2 years.
  • The garden waste scheme runs from March - December annually. 
  • The service will represent exceptional value, provided fantastic convenience and costs less than 60p per week, which is less than a cup of coffee or having your bin cleaned by a private contractor.
  • The easiest way to pay is direct debit, residents can enjoy the convenience of the cashless option with a reduced rate for doing so.

Download the Direct Debit form here
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(Frequently Asked Questions)

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