Garden waste - Blaby District Council

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Garden waste


We do not collect garden waste as part of the standard household waste collection service.

Order a Garden Waste Bin

Make a payment

If you have received an invoice and need to make a payment, you can make a payment online using the invoice number on your bill.


Garden waste collections take place on your usual collection refuse and recycling collection day. Collections are made fortnightly during summer (March to November) and monthly from December to February.

Find garden waste collection dates

An assisted collection service is available for elderly residents or those with a disability. More information is available on the Assisted Collections page.

Garden bin information/costs

There are two different sized garden bins available:

  • a 140ltr bin for £24.00 per year, per bin
  • a 240ltr bin for £36.00 per year, per bin

You can rent as many garden waste bins as you like.

We charge for replacement bins if they have been damaged on purpose, stolen or have been reported as missing. The cost of a replacement bin is:

  • 140ltr bin - £20.00
  • 240ltr bin - £30.00

The charge includes the cost of a new bin and delivery. The new bin will continue to be the property of Blaby District Council.

We do not charge for wear and tear damage to bins. This includes broken lids, missing lid pins, splits to the body of the bin or damaged wheels.

Please check with neighbours and surrounding streets before reporting a garden bin as stolen. 

What can I put in my garden waste bin?

Yes please

  • Grass cuttings
  • Flowers and plants
  • Weeds
  • Small prunings
  • Hedge clippings
  • Leaves and bark

No thanks

  • Large branches
  • Soil
  • Slabs or other rubble
  • Plastics
  • Kitchen waste eg fruit and vegetable peelings

Moving within the district

When moving within the district, we advise you to take your garden waste bin with you. You will need to inform us if you do take your garden waste bin(s) with you so we can update our records and invoice to the correct address.

If you have already moved house and left the bins at your old property you will need to order new bins from us.

Alternatives to garden bins

Degradable garden bags

Degradable garden bags are available at a cost of £5.20 for three bags from local shops and post offices. The bags should only be put out for collection on garden waste collection days.

We will not collect any garden bags other than those with the Blaby District Council logo.

Find your local degradable garden bag stockists.

Compost bins

Compost bins are also available from Leicestershire County Council for a subsidised price. Visit their website for more information.


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Blaby District Council
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Last updated: 09 October 2018

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