Garden waste collection | Sevenoaks District Council

Garden waste collection

Dispose of your garden waste the easy way with our fortnightly garden waste collection service.

We collect your garden waste every two weeks, usually on the same day as your rubbish is collected. We ask that your bin or sacks are left at your property boundary by 7am on your collection day.

You can take part in our service in two different ways:

Option 1 - Annual permit

For £55 a year, we will loan you a 240 litre garden waste wheelie bin, suitable for a typical sized garden.

If you find a larger bin difficult to move when full or have very limited space, for £40 a year we will loan you a 140 litre garden waste wheelie bin.

If you already have a permit, you can renew it online.

Renew an existing permit

New customers can apply for a garden waste wheelie bin and permit.

Apply for a bin and permit

View the service terms and conditions


Additional garden waste wheelie bins can be purchased for £35 plus the cost of the permit of £55.

Apply for an additional bin


If you no longer require your bin, complete our online form to let us know. We will contact you to arrange collection.

Surrender your garden waste wheelie bin 

We will deliver your new bin or collect your surrendered bin within 20 working days.


Please let us know if you are moving house and wish to take your bin and permit with you.

Moving house


If you are transferring ownership of your bin and permit to someone else please tell us so we can update our records.

Change of ownership


Report a damaged or stolen bin


Direct debit customer only

Amend your bank details, change your address, cancel your permit or add on additional permits.

Tell us about a change


Option 2 - Garden waste collection sacks

If you don't have enough garden waste for a bin, we also offer collection sacks.

  • Each sack holds up to 80 litres of garden waste.
  • You can purchase bundles of 25 sacks from us or other locations for £25. Use them as you need to.
  • Garden waste sacks purchased from other sources or garden waste left out in other sacks or containers will not be collected.