Garden waste bins

Garden waste plan

The sign up window for the 2022/23 Garden waste Annual collection service has been extended until the 16th December 2022.

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Residents in Harrow can subscribe to have their brown Garden waste bins collected every two weeks.

The Garden waste bins are brown and help to dispose of biodegradable waste including:

  • grass cuttings
  • leaves and flowers
  • shrub and bush clippings
  • small branches and twigs

Soil, mud, rubble and stones should not be disposed of in your Garden waste bin.

To find out what you need to do on your bin collection day, see our bin collections page.

If you already have a Garden waste plan you can cancel your Garden waste subscription.

Garden waste plans

There are two Garden waste plans you can subscribe to:

  1. The Garden waste Summer plan
  2. The Garden waste Annual plan

The Garden waste Summer plan

The Garden waste Summer plan sign up window has now closed.

The Summer plan includes Garden waste bin collections every two weeks between March 2022 and October 2022. 

The last day of the Garden Waste Summer Service is 28th October 2022.

The Garden waste Annual plan

Our bin crews will collect your Garden waste bin every two weeks between April 2022 and March 2023.

You can sign up for annual subscription plan until 16th December 2022. There are no reductions for late subscriptions and all annual subscriptions will end in March 2023.

Subscribe to the Garden waste Annual plan

To subscribe to the Garden waste Annual plan, you will need:

  • your address and contact details
  • a valid debit or credit card

Subscribe for Garden waste

Manage your Garden waste service online

You can make changes to your Garden waste service online.

Enter your address on our bins page and select the Garden waste tab to view:

  • the plan you are signed up to (annual or summer)
  • your current payment method
  • when your first collection was/will be
  • when your final collection was/will be
  • your Garden waste account number.

You can also make changes to your Garden waste service, including:

  • Cancel your service
  • Move your service to another address in Harrow
  • Request an extra bin or a bin repair.

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How much are the Garden waste plans?

The cost for the Garden waste Summer plan is £50.00 (£25.00 per extra bin.) If you receive Council Tax support, your plan will be discounted to £20.00 (£12.00 per extra bin.)

The cost for the Garden waste Annual plan is £75.00 (£37.50 per extra bin.) If you receive Council Tax support, your plan will be discounted to £25.00 (£18.00 per extra bin.)

Garden waste plan Single bin Cost per extra bin
The annual plan £75.00 £37.50
The annual plan (with Council Tax support) £25.00 £18.00
The summer plan £50.00 £25.00
The summer plan (with Council Tax support) £20.00 £12.00


Please note, you will not be able to upgrade a summer Garden waste plane to an annual Garden waste plan at the end of summer, so we advise that you choose the plan you want when you first subscribe.

What happens after you subscribe?

When you have subscribed to a Garden waste plan, you will receive a welcome email.

Your welcome email will include your Garden waste membership number, starting with 'SR'.

It is important to remember your membership number as you will need to mention it to manage your services.

You will receive a letter in the post including your Garden waste sticker.

If you subscribe before 6th March 2022, your Garden waste sticker will be sent out in the 2nd or 3rd week of March.

If you subscribe after this date, then your sticker will take approximately 2 weeks to arrive.

The sticker will have your address printed on it, and is for your use only. You will need to put the sticker on your Garden waste bin.

Our bin crews will look for your address on the label, so please make sure it's clear or it might be missed.

If you have not yet received your Garden waste sticker after you subscribe to a plan you can request a Garden waste sticker online.

Need a new or extra Garden waste bin?

You can order a bin if your bin has gone missing. To help prevent your bins from going missing, you can put your door number on your bin.

For more information and to order a new bin, visit our order a new bin page.

Is your Garden waste bin broken or damaged?

You can report a repair to your bin for free if there is damage to the bin lid or pin. The pin is the small part that connects the lid to the bin.

If there is damage to the body of the bin, handle, or wheels you will need to order a new bin. If the bin crews damage your bin, they will report this on their system and replace the bin free of charge.

To report a bin repair, visit our report a bin repair page.

Do you have extra Garden waste?

Our bin crews will not collect any waste which is not inside your bin. For example, bags of waste or extra foliage left next to your bin.

Extra waste may also mean that your bin is not collected.

Extra waste can be brought to the Harrow Recycling Centre in Wealdstone for free.

There are charges if you bring green waste to the Recycling Centre in a van.

The fees for vans are currently £80.00 per tonne with a base charge of £25.00.

Have you considered home composting?

If you’d rather not subscribe to a Garden waste plan, you may want to consider home composting.

Home composting is easy and provides you with a great source of nourishment for your garden.

For deals on composting bins, visit getcomposting.com.

You can also visit your local DIY or Garden Centre for composting bins.

How to report a missed bin

  • it is after 5pm on your usual bin collection day and 
  • it is not later than 48 hours since your usual collection day.

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