Garden waste collections

What does it cost?

  1. You will need to hire a 240 litre green wheeled bin (which is the equivalent to five or six standard rubbish sacks) for a one off cost of £30.00.
  2. You pay an annual collection charge, which this year is £47.50, to receive a fortnightly garden waste collection service (excluding mid December - mid January) - this works out at around £1.97 per collection.

Please note:

  • There is no reduction of the collection charge if you join the scheme part way through the collection year. 
  • The collection year runs from 1st April to 31 March inclusive.
  • Once you have joined the scheme you only need to pay the collection charge each year.

How to join or renew 2018/19

Green Waste Calendars April 2017 to March 2018

Green Waste Week A Calendar

Green Waste Week B Calendar

Green Waste Calendars April 2018 to Match 2019

Download your 2018/19 calendar 

Green Waste Week A Calendar

Green Waste Week B Calendar


  • Existing customers, please quote your account number which starts with a '51'
  • Scroll down for Terms and Conditions and view FAQ's here

Disposing of garden waste into a landfill leads to the production of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.  By using our new service you can be confident that your garden waste is being treated in an environmentally friendly way.

All garden waste collected on your scheduled collection day is taken to a centralised composting site where it is made into a soil conditioner, making it an easy and environmentally friendly way to dispose of your garden waste.

Please note: We can only collect garden waste contained within the wheeled bin.

ou have joined the scheme you only need to pay the collection charge each year

View our Garden Waste FAQ page for more information

Terms and conditions

The green lidded wheeled bin remains the property of Thanet District Council and will be reclaimed if you no longer pay for the green garden waste collection service. 

Not all properties are suitable for this service, either due to access restrictions for our collection freighters or lack of space to store the bin or to put them out in front of property for collection, etc.

We reserve the right to assess the application and to determine whether or not your property is suitable for the wheeled bin green waste collection scheme. 

You are responsible for the security of the wheeled bin as we will not replace lost, stolen or damaged bins.  

Should the refuse crew be responsible for damaging your bin or if it falls into the rear of the refuse vehicle we will repair it or replace it free of charge.  

We will not empty the bin if it is moved to another property (unless you advise us that you have moved to a different address within the district).

We will not provide a refund if a collection does not happen. However, we will try to arrange a recall as soon as resources allow.


  • Any bin contaminated with material other than green garden waste will not be emptied
  • Any bins which are too heavy for safe handling will also not be emptied.

 Please note:

The information provided in 'Garden Waste Service FAQs' forms part of the terms and conditions for the garden waste collections service.