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Garden waste collection service

Garden waste collection service

Update 29 April 2021

New Subscribers

You can register your interest in joining the scheme by completing our online application form and this will be processed in date order. If you already have a Maldon District Council green wheeled bin at your property, can you please advise us of this by adding a note when you complete the online form.

The collection of garden waste is not part of the standard refuse or recycling collection service.  However, we are able to provide a green waste wheeled bin kerbside service for a small annual fee. 

Please note that if your refuse and recycling collections are made by our small waste collection vehicle (ISO collections) we are unable to offer a garden waste service to these addresses due to vehicle size restrictions.

Existing Customers

If you already subscribe to the scheme and would like a 2nd bin please complete our online application form.  Please advise us that this is a request for a 2nd bin by adding a note. 2nd bins need to be purchased from the Council at a cost of £26.00 and will be subject to another annual subscription charge of £48.00 .  Due to capacity issues we may not be able to accommodate all requests for 2nd bins.  If this is the case we will notify you.


Annual Renewal 2021

Annual renewal letters were sent to residents in March and payment was due by 31 March 2021.

The letter contained details on how to make payment for the service and confirmed this years subscription charge at £48.00 per bin.  If you have not already renewed your subscription can you please arrange to make a payment as soon as possible to ensure continuity of collections. Payment can be made online or via our automated telephone (01621 212410). Please quote your unique reference number when making payment.


About the service

Garden waste wheeled bins are not provided free of charge and need to be purchased from the Council, in addition to the annual subscription fee of £48.00 for collections. The fee to purchase a bin for the subscription year 2021/22 is £26.00.

Collections are made on your usual scheduled waste collection day. Please refer to your collection calendar to confirm your garden waste collection dates.

Place your wheeled bin on your front boundary by 7am on the morning of collection and make sure your wheeled bin can be seen, do not hide it behind a wall.  Collection times may vary from week to week, so it is very important that your wheeled bin is on your front boundary by 7am. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions.