You can order a green garden waste bin or buy garden waste sacks.
The Garden Waste Collection Service will be changing soon:
Collections will be moving to fortnightly instead of weekly.
Costs will stay the same.
We can collect your garden waste. This service is only available to domestic properties.
Changes to the garden waste collection service
The Garden Waste Collection Service will be changing soon: collections will be moving to fortnightly instead of weekly.
The cost for the Garden Waste service will not change:
- direct debits will still be invoiced annually, this price remains at £29 per year (this includes the £3 discount)
- other methods of payment will still be charged at £32 per year
- concessionary charges won’t change
If you are already signed up to the annual collection service, you’ll be notified by letter before the service changes with details about your changed collection date.
If you normally book a garden waste sack collection, the next available dates will be shown for you to select.
You can find out more about the other budget savings proposals in the Corporate Strategy.
Order a green garden waste bin
If you would like regular collections you should order a Bristol City Council green garden waste bin.
We charge £21 for a 240 litre Bristol green garden waste bin,which becomes your property, plus £32 annual service charge.
If you get income support, pension credits, housing or council tax benefits we charge £10 for the bin and £18 for annual service charge.
You get a £3 discount off the annual service charge for paying by Direct Debit.
Get a garden waste bin and set up a regular garden waste collection
(opens new window)Return the garden waste direct debit form to:
Bristol City Council (Garden Waste)
100 Temple Street
PO BO 3176
Set up a regular garden waste collection if you already have a garden waste bin
You are responsible for your bin’s security, and any repairs needed to it.
We may not collect garden waste from a damaged bin.
We only collect from Bristol City Council bins.
Replacement garden bins are charged at £21
Other ways to order
You can order a garden waste bin and/or a collection service and pay by debit or credit cards only over the phone.
It's not possible to do direct debit over the phone.
Call on 0117 922 2100
If you order over the phone the costs are:
collection service only
- £32, full price
- £18, concessionary
Garden waste bin, payable on first payment only
- £21, full price
- £10, concessionary
If you move house or want to cancel your collections
Contact us on 0117 922 2100 or email@example.com.
If you move outside of the Bristol boundary, we can’t give you a refund.
Garden waste sacks
You can buy individual sacks from:
- your local library
- your local Citizen Service Point
- Cotham Hardware, 11 Cotham Hill, Cotham, BS6 6LB
- Henleaze Garden Shop, 146-148 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, BS9 4NB
- Mogford W.H. & Son, 2 High Street, Westbury on Trym, BS9 3DU
- Riverside Garden Centre, Clift House Road, Southville, BS3 1RX
Other ways to buy
Call us on 0117 922 2100 to buy garden waste sacks in packs of 25.
Arrange a sack collection
You’ll need to contact us each time you want to book a collection. To book a collection go online or call at least two working days before your weekly collection day.
Over busy periods you may not be guaranteed a booking with your next recycling collection.
You can also contact us on 0117 922 2100 to make a booking, or to cancel a collection, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What you can and can’t include in your garden waste bin or sack
You can include:
- Branches - up to 10cm or 4 inches in thickness
- Grass cuttings
- Hedge prunings
- Leaves and bark
- Straw or sawdust - bedding material from pets such as gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits, as long as fed a vegetarian diet
- Weeds - no Japanese Knotweed
You can’t include:
- Cardboard - please put in or next to your green box
- Cat, dog or other pet litter
- Japanese Knotweed
- Plant pots
- Soil and turf
- Stone or rubble
- Treated wood
- Vacuum cleaner contents