Garden Waste Service 2020/21

Sign up for Garden Waste Collections here

If you have subscribed to the 2020/21 garden waste service, due to the current circumstances please note we are experiencing a delay in sending out the stickers. If you haven’t received your stickers please write your house name or number clearly underneath the handles and present your bin as normal for collection. Our refuse freighters are fitted with in-cab technology, which will enable our refuse crews to check upon emptying if you are subscribed to this service. Thank you for your co-operation.

With a simple click, you can make this growing season’s gardening duties that much easier by signing up for brown bin garden waste collections.

For just £1.15 per week (£45 for a complete growing season’s single bin collection) Boston Borough Council will take your garden waste away every fortnight from this April to the end of November and then again from the end of February, 2021, to the end of March, 2021.

Grass cuttings, leaves, hedge and shrub trimmings, weeds and plants can all go in the brown bin.

Collections for the new 2020/21 growing season will start in April. Existing customers who signed up last year will receive the last of the current growing season’s collection until the end of March. Those who signed up online AND made a direct debit payment arrangement AND want to continue in April need do nothing more. Those who signed up online but did not make a direct debit payment arrangement need to go to today to sign up and pay again. Or make a direct debit arrangement and save themselves a job next time.

Once we have received your payment you will receive your 2020/21 sticker/s. You must write on your stickers, in permanent ink, your property number/name, street name and postcode. This will help safeguard your brown bin (which you own) and ensures your continued access to the service. Your sticker must be visible on your bin from April 1.

If you do not wish to sign up online, you can call into our main reception to pay or call our designated garden waste payment line on 01205 311112 from Monday 17th February 2020.

Garden waste must not be bagged, it should be placed loosely into your brown bin. We also do not accept garden waste as side waste alongside your bin.

Top tip: To try prevent grass cuttings from getting stuck at the bottom of the bin you can place a small amount of newspaper in the bottom of your bin as a liner.

What CAN be placed in your Brown Bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge/tree cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Pruning’s
  • Leaves
  • Branches
  • Wood/Twigs/Small branches
  • Plants
  • Real Christmas trees

What CANNOT be placed in your Brown Bin?

  • Soil – this cannot be composted and will make the bin too heavy to be emptied.
  • Animal waste
  • Food waste

Bin charges:
New and/or replacement bins will be charged at £25 each. Any bins damaged during the collection process may be replaced free of charge.