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.

Changes to Garden Waste Collections

Fortnightly garden waste collection will end on 30 September and monthly collections during October and November will start from Monday 11 October and end Friday 19 November. Residents should present their garden waste bin with their recycling bin but bearing in mind the current pressure with driver shortages and illness, we are making a commitment to ensure that if a round is missed on the appointed day, that it will be collected on the following Saturday. (eg. If collection should be Monday the 11th then it will be collected Saturday 16th).

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. 

We appreciate your patience at this time and thank you for your understanding as this is a constantly evolving situation. 

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 service should take around 5 minutes.

To complete this service you will need.

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