Garden bin recycling subscriptions
We are now accepting subscriptions for 2022/23. Join or renew your subscription.
We offer a fortnightly garden bin collection service to subscribed users for compostable waste.
If you only produce garden waste occasionally, you can buy our garden sacks which can be used without subscribing to the bin collections service.
To join the garden recycling service you will need to pay for a subscription and purchase a Richmond garden recycling bin. When you join you will be sent a yellow sticker in the post to attach to your green garden recycling bin. You must write your door number on the sticker and attach it to your bin.
If you do not attach the sticker to your bin the collection crew will not collect your garden recycling.
12 month subscription
A 12 month garden recycling contract period began on 1 April 2022 and runs until 31 March 2023. If you joined the service after 1 April 2022 your subscription began on the first day of the next month after you joined, and will run until 31 March 2023.
You cannot currently start a new 12 month subscription. Applications will open in March 2023.
6 month subscription
From 15 September 2022, a 6 month contract is available. This runs from 1 October 2022 (or, if you sign up after this date, from the first day of the next month after you join), until 31 March 2023.
Find collection day
Your bin will be collected every two weeks.
You can find your collection day by using our search tool.
Alternatively we have a printable calendar of garden waste collection dates for 2022 - 2023 (pdf, 102 KB)
Lost or damaged stickers
If you have lost or damaged the sticker that came with your subscription you can order a replacement sticker.
If your request is authorised we will send your sticker within five working days.
Replacement garden recycling bins
You can order a replacement bin if you have a garden recycling subscription.
Amending or cancelling your subscription
Let us know if you are moving house so we can amend or remove your details.
If you are moving out of the borough you can cancel your subscription, however refunds cannot be issued for early subscription cancellation.
What to put in garden recycling containers
The main thing we need to avoid when recycling is contamination. Contaminating your garden recycling could result in the removal of the collection service without a refund.
Check that you have read the list of garden recycling items we can and cannot accept.
If your garden recycling was not collected you can report a missed collection.
Report a problem
If you have experienced an issue with your garden recycling service (other than missed collections) you should report the problem to us.
Garden recycling for block of flats and schools
If you live in a block of flats or manage garden recycling in a school you may require a larger garden recycling bin. Larger 1,100 litre bins are available for £267 per year.
If you require a larger bin please contact us for an assessment before subscribing to this service.
Terms and conditions
You should read our garden recycling service terms and conditions before you subscribe.
Up to: Garden recycling
Updated: 15 September 2022