Garden waste subscription service from 1 August 2022

If you would like to receive a garden waste service from 1 August 2022, there will be a charge of £20 per bin. The charge will cover the period between 1 August 2022 and 31 March 2023.

You can continue to use your existing green bin for this new service by placing the permit on the bin. Please see our frequently asked questions for full details of the new garden waste subscription service. 

The new subscription service starts on 1 August 2022, and we will only empty green bins that are displaying a permit from that date. Please make sure you have subscribed to the service early enough to receive your permit. Permits will be posted out in early July in time for the new service starting on 1 August. 

Subscribe to the garden waste service (re-directs to Stratford-on-Avon District Council).

Please note: The sign-up form redirects to the Stratford-on-Avon District Council website to take your details and payment, as they are managing the sign-up on behalf of Warwick District Council.  

If you have ordered a new green bin with your permit, we will aim to deliver this to you as soon as possible though you may receive your permit first. We will deliver green bins in time for the new contract starting on 1 August 2022.

For enquiries, please complete the 123+ waste collections enquiry form or phone 01926 456115.

How to use the green bin service (up until 1 August 2022)

Please use your green bin for garden and food waste only. Do not over fill your bin. The bin will only be emptied if the lid is firmly down and not excessively heavy (bin should not exceed 100 kilograms). No additional bags will be taken.

Garden waste

We collect grass cuttings and weeds, hedge clippings and prunings, leaves and bark, plants and cut flowers, twigs and small branches (no wider than your wrist), and animal bedding from herbivore pets (e.g. rabbits). We do not collect soil or turf.

Food waste

Within your green bin you can place all food waste. This includes meat, fish, bones, bread, pasta, dairy, teabags, plate scrapings and fruit and vegetable waste. 

Putting out your green bin for collection

Place your green bin at the edge of your property, where it meets the public highway, by 7am on your collection day. Please do not put it out before 7pm the night before collection, and return it to your property as soon as possible after collection.

Report a missed bin collection

Report a missed collection

Please report a missed bin as soon as possible after 4pm on the day collection. We aim to return within the next 2 working days so please leave it out in its normal place for collection.

Bank holiday collections

Collections are made as normal on all bank holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Please check your collection day above to find out your changes over Christmas.

Extreme weather - disruption to services

During times of extreme weather such as snow, ice, extreme heat, etc. please check the waste collection service disruption page for any refuse and recycling service changes that become necessary.

Frozen bins

In very cold weather it is possible that the contents of your green bin may become frozen solid. This means that when we attempt to empty your bin, some or all of the contents won’t come out. On these occasions, we are unable to return to empty your bin until your next scheduled collection.

To reduce the risk of your bin becoming frozen:

  • Do not compress garden waste into your bin
  • Loosen the contents by sliding a spade between the contents and the inside of the bin
  • Store your bin in a warmer spot

Request additional green bins

There is no limit to the number of green bins that a property can present for collection but they must be Warwick District Council green bins.

Order a waste container online.

For fees and further details visit Waste container charges

Alternatively, garden waste can be taken to Princes Drive and Cherry Orchard Recycling Centres or composted at home.

Compost bin

Compost bins

One of the best environmental solutions is to compost food waste at home if you’re able to. Information about home composting can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/composting along with various compost bin offers from £9.99 (plus delivery) for households interested in getting started.  

What happens to your garden and food waste?

Check our FAQs section.