Garden waste and composting

Please note: If you have already subscribed for a garden waste collection, they will resume March 2017. Please check the collection day finder for your collection schedule.

Calderdale Council offers a chargeable service for residents who would like their garden waste collected from home.

The service includes:Garden waste bin

  • household garden waste;
  • grass cuttings, leaves;
  • hedge trimmings, flowers;
  • twigs up to 4” in diameter;
  • non-invasive weeds; and
  • pet bedding (rabbit or rodent only).

We cannot collect:

  • soil;
  • invasive weeds;
  • diseased plant materials;
  • plastic; or
  • cardboard or paper.

An annual subscription of £42 covers the cost of this service. This includes a 240 litre green wheelie bin and fortnightly collections between March and November. This is subject to our terms and conditions, see below.

A 5% discount will be applied if subscribing online.

Due to high demand, your garden waste bins may take up to 4 weeks to be delivered. When your bin arrives, you will also receive a leaflet showing your garden waste collection dates.

Garden Waste Collection Service - Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about this service, see: PDFGarden waste frequently asked questions [PDF 40KB]

Garden Waste Collection Service - Sign up for the service or renew your subscription

To get the garden waste collection service, please complete this form: Subscribe to garden waste collection services

Garden Waste Collection Service - Collection Day Finder

To find out when garden waste is collected in your area, see: Garden waste collection day finder .

Garden Waste Collection Service Terms and Conditions

To view the terms and condition of the service, see: PDFGarden waste terms and conditions [PDF 73KB]

Cancelling the garden waste collection service

If you wish to cancel your subscription at any time, email: customer.first@calderdale.gov.uk .

Further information

Garden waste

There are composting skips for householders to deposit their garden waste all Calderdale's Household Waste Recycling Centres .

Any plant material (grass cuttings, hedge clippings and tree branches) deposited in these skips is taken away to be composted. This is done under controlled conditions, at locations inside and outside of Calderdale. The finished product is returned to the land as soil improver.

We know that not everyone has access to a vehicle to drive to a HWRC. So, the Council provides white bags to dispose of small amounts of garden waste. The white bags can be purchased from any Calderdale Council cash office or Customer First point, see: Local offices .

Leave your white bags outside your home they will be collected, usually on your domestic bin collection day. Unfortunately, this will not be recycled into compost as it will be picked up by your usual waste collection crew. Larger items of garden waste, e.g. tree cuttings, are collected for a charge. To arrange a quote:

Composting

The Council encourages householders to use home composting as a means of diverting organic household waste away from landfill.

Compost Bin

Calderdale Council, in partnership with GetComposting , are offering compost bins to Calderdale residents.

There are two offers:

  • 220 litre compost converter for £17.98; or
  • 330 litre compost converter for £19.98.

Note: There is a £5.99 charge for delivery.

To order a composing bin, phone the orderline: 0845 130 6090, or visit: GetComposting .

Christmas tree recycling

Following the festive season, the Council usually provides a Christmas tree recycling service throughout January.

You will be able to take your old Christmas tree to disposal points throughout Calderdale.

The trees will be used to make mulch and improve soils in parks and gardens in the Borough.

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