Green garden

Garden waste

Garden waste is normally collected every two weeks and is only available to domestic properties.

Unfortunately the garden waste service will continue to be suspended. We’d like to apologise to all residents who use the service.

The national driver shortage is continuing to have a significant impact on Bristol Waste.

They currently have a shortfall of 17 drivers resulting from vacancies, lack of available agency drivers, and absence due to illness and COVID-19.

In order to maintain the city’s essential waste and recycling collections, the temporary replacement of the garden waste collection service with drop-off points, will be extended.

If you’re paying for garden waste collection you can find locations and times of the drop off points on Bristol Waste’s website.

The situation is being constantly reviewed, and we will provide another update at the start of October.

We will automatically discount the renewal of people’s subscription to cover the missed collections, however if you are not planning to continue the subscription you can contact us for a refund when you get your renewal invoice by emailing

You can order a green garden waste bin. You can buy garden waste sacks at the moment.

Find out what you can put in a garden waste bin.

Garden waste collections

Garden waste bin: to set up regular collections for your garden bin visit our garden waste bin page.

Garden waste sack collection: to book a garden waste sack collection visit our garden waste sacks page.

Christmas collections:  The service is suspended for 1 month each year around Christmas.

Missed garden waste collections

Garden waste bin

Report a missed garden waste bin collection online.

Garden waste sack

To report a missed garden waste sack collection call the bin, recycling and street maintenance team on 0117 922 2100. You cannot report these online.