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Garden waste collection service

About the service

From March to November you will receive weekly collections on your usual scheduled waste collection day. During December to February you will receive a fortnightly collection.

Your waste collection calendar shows your garden waste collection dates.

See what can go in your green garden waste bin 

For further information please refer to the terms and conditions.

If your refuse and recycling collections are made by our small waste collection vehicle we are unable to offer a garden waste service.

Annual renewal 2023/24

Annual renewal letters will be sent in March 2023 advising you of the new subscription charge.  If you pay by direct debit your subscription will be renewed automatically and the payment will be taken from your bank account on or around 6 April 2023. 

If you pay by debit card please ensure that you renew your subscrition by 1 April 2023 to avoid any service disruption. You can pay online or via our automated telephone payment line 01621 212410.  Please quote your unique garden waste reference number when making payment.

If you would like to set up a direct debit please contact us as soon as possible so that we can send you a new mandate.  The mandate must be returned to us by 17 March 2023.

New subscribers

If you would like to join the scheme please complete our online application form and we will write to you with further details.

The full subscription year runs from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.  The annual fee is £56.00 per bin to be emptied.

To use the service you must have a Maldon District Council green garden waste bin.  If you do not have a bin you must purchase one at a cost of £31.00 per bin

Existing customers requiring an additional bin

If you already use the service and would like an additional bin, please complete our online application form.

Please note that this is a request for an additional bin by adding a message to your request.  Additional bins need to be purchased from the Council at a cost of £31.00 and will be subject to another annual subscription fee charged at the same rate as a new subscriber.

Replacement bins

New bins are guaranteed for 1 year after delivery and will be replaced free of charge if they are damaged within this time.  If your bin is lost or stolen or becomes damaged after the 1 year guarantee has expired you will need to purchase a new bin at a cost of £31.00.  To order a new bin please complete our online form and select container request (pink recycling sacks and container request) which can be found at the bottom of the page and order a replacement 240L green bin.  You may keep your old bin for storage purposes but if you would like us to remove the old bin when we deliver the new one please advise us of this by adding a message in the notes.  Payment for the new bin can be made online or via our automated telephone payment line 01621 212410.  Remember to quote your unique garden waste reference number when making payment and allow up to 10 working days for delivery.


To cancel your garden waste collection subscription, please complete our online form.

Please note that we will not remove your green garden waste bin should you cancel your subscription.

Alternative ways to recycle your garden waste