Your new weekly garden waste collection service

Registration is open for the garden waste collection service which is now weekly and runs from 1 April to 31 March each year. Garden waste is collected on the same day as your rubbish, food waste and recycling.

You can use the service to recycle:

  • ​grass cuttings
  • leaves and twigs
  • weeds, shrubs, plants and flowers
  • hedge trimmings
  • branches up to 10cm diameter
  • pet bedding from plant-eating animals

All of the garden waste collected in the borough is sent for treatment via In-vessel Composting (IVC) along with your food waste. The finished product is then used on farmland around London reducing the need for artificial fertilisers.

How do I sign up?

If you have used the service before you can renew your membership online.

If you have not used the service, but would like to subscribe you can find out more on our garden waste pages .

Composting at home

If you would prefer to compost your own garden waste, you can purchase a compost bin from just £11.98  at​ Have a look at our getting started  and getting results posts for help and advice.



2 Responses to Your new weekly garden waste collection service

  1. Lizzy G says:

    Thank you for your e-mail. I did order a compost bin but it has not yet arrived. However, I have no black bin for flat 51 A; as a result of that all other rubbish is being placed on the pavement next to my wall. This will continue until Lambeth Council provides me with a new bin. Thank you for your attention in this matter.Kind regards, Elizabeth Gibbs

    • environmentlambeth says:

      Dear Elizabeth

      Thank you for your comment. I’m not sure how long ago you ordered your compost bin but delivery can take up to 28 days. If you haven’t received it after that time, please let us know.

      I’m sorry to hear that you don’t have a rubbish bin. Please email your full address to and they will look into that for you. Many thanks

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