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:
Our bin crews will collect your Garden waste bin every two weeks between April 2022 and October 2022.
Your last collection will be some time towards the middle of October 2022.
The exact date of the last collection will be dependent on your collection round so please check your bin schedule closer to the time by entering your address on our bins page.
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 29th October 2022. There are no reductions for late subscriptions and all annual subscriptions will end in March 2023.
Subscribe to a Garden waste plan
When the subscription window opens, to subscribe to a Garden waste plan, you will need:
- your address and contact details
- a valid debit or credit card
Early bird promotion
If you subscribe to a Garden waste plan between 10th January and 23rd January 2022, you will receive a £5.00 discount off your chosen plan.
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.
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 www.harrow.getcomposting.com.
You can also visit your local DIY or Garden Centre for composting bins.