Covid-19: Disruption to garden waste collections | Staff absences due to Covid and shortage of lorry drivers are affecting some of our garden waste collection services.

Covid-19 Guidelines

Now that Covid-19 guidelines are less restrictive, our services are experiencing challenges around rising case numbers and staff self-isolating. This impacts on areas such as Waste Collections and we are now having to prioritise statutory services of general household waste and recycling collections.

We are advising that all residents place their brown lid garden bin out as usual, but if it is not emptied then we would ask for it to be taken back in until the next scheduled garden collection. For further updates check MyNottingham social media channels or visit our website.

We appreciate your patience at this time and thank you for your understanding as this is a constantly evolving situation. We really do appreciate the kind comments we have received from residents wishing our employees well and highlighting the great work they have done throughout the pandemic to keep collections running as normal up to this point. Please be assured we are doing everything we can to maintain the service.

There are things you can do to help us help you:

  • Why not compost at home to reduce the waste going into your bins?​ Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden, it will also help you contribute to Nottingham being the first carbon neutral city in the country! This guide will show you how to get started and provide you with useful tips on how to get the most out of your compost bin
  • Make sure your bins are out at the right time for collection
  • Consider not mowing the lawn for the time-being to reduce your garden waste
  • Consider taking excess garden waste to the local tip (Redfield Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre)

If you have 2 or more garden bins you will now need to subscribe to our additional garden bin scheme. 

Each additional bin collection is charged at £25 per year.

You can also buy additional garden bins, these are charged at £20 each.




Fill out the form below to apply to have an additional garden waste collection for the upcoming garden waste season.

Sign up to the Garden Waste scheme

Completing this form should take around 5 minutes.

To complete this form you will need.

  • Your full address 
  • Contact details
  • Bank card details
Sign up now