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Garden waste collections


In this section find detailed information on the garden waste collection service.

We offer fortnightly garden waste collections to more than 190,000 eligible properties in County Durham between March/ April and November. There is a fee for this service.

2017 collection information

The last garden waste collections of 2017 will take place in November. There are no collections during the winter months.

As the collection period is coming to an end for this year, we are no longer accepting new subscriptions to the garden waste collection service.

If you have subscribed to the service in 2017, you can find your collection day by entering your house and number and postcode into My Durham.

You should continue to put your garden waste bin at your usual bin collection point by 7.00am on your allocated waste collection day. Please position the bin with the handle facing the road so the collection crew can easily see the sticker on the bin.

Garden waste in the Teesdale area is collected by Teesdale Conservation Volunteers (trading as Rotters). More information on the collection service in this area is available on the Rotters website.

2018 collection information

Next year's garden waste collection service will start in spring 2018. Information about the service, including subscription details, will be available in early 2018.

If you subscribed to the annual collection and would like to receive garden waste collections in 2018, you will need to renew your subscription. The three year subscription period is also coming to an end, if you would like to continue with garden waste collections you will need to renew your subscription in 2018.

What goes in the garden waste bin

It is important that you only put items that can be composted in your garden waste bin. Find out what goes in the bin on our what goes where web page.

Other ways to dispose of, or reduce, your garden waste

If your property isn't eligible for garden waste collections, or you don't want to subscribe to the service, there are other ways to dispose of garden waste.

Got more questions about 2017 garden waste collection service?

Please see the frequently asked questions for further information and answers to questions you may have.

Garden Waste 2017