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Garden Waste Recycling

Garden Waste Recycling

Garden Waste Collection


Garden waste collections suspended

Due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have made the decision to suspend garden waste collections from close of business 24 March 2020 for the foreseeable future.  For more information and to keep up to date please check our services web page.

Cost of the service

The garden waste collection service is Free. The service offers every household in the Braintree district access to a 240 litre green wheeled bin which will be collected from spring to autumn.

When we collect garden waste

Garden waste collections are from spring to autumn and are suspended during the winter months. 

You can check your collection calendar for your garden waste collection dates.

Putting your bins out

Your wheeled bins should be stored securely within the boundary of your property between collections and put out for collection earliest the night before and latest by 7am on the day of your collection.

Moving home

If you are moving home within the Braintree District and have paid for a second green wheeled bin, you will need to take your bin with you when you move. You will also need to contact us to request a change of address label for the service.

You can also recycle your garden waste by:

Compost bin special discount

Working in partnership with Essex County Council a special discount compost bin offer is available.