Garden waste & composting
All householders across Mendip can subscribe to a fortnightly garden waste collection service, which is chargeable.
Collection Dates for Christmas and New Year 2019/20
As usual, there will be no garden waste collections from 23 December 2019 to 3 January 2020; they resume from 6 January 2020.
Garden waste subscribers only can add their undecorated tree under 6ft to their garden waste collection from 7 January 2020.
For further information on all the Collection Dates over the Festive Period, please visit our Bank Holiday Waste Collections Page:
Please note any garden waste bins that are not displaying a valid service sticker will have a notification attached to the bin.
|Joined service||Sticker colour||Collections||Cost|
|Between February 2019 and March 2020||Bronze||Every fortnight once a sticker and bin is received until 31st March 2020||£56.90|
Missed collections: If the garden waste bin does not display a valid sticker for the service a missed collection will not be provided.
If you have paid for the service and a sticker has not arrived within 15 working days please contact us to advise; if there is no sticker displayed your bin will not be emptied.
Prior to renewing your garden waste bin please read the terms and conditions of the service.
If you have not received your invoice please contact customer services on 0300 303 8588.
Payment is required in advance and is non-refundable. Please read the full garden waste terms and conditions for further information.
New subscriptions can start from any time during the year, but the full year fee will still apply for collections until renewals are due. Refunds cannot be issued for cancelling the service during the year.
Garden waste collections are fortnightly and usually on the alternate week to your refuse collection, although for some people the collection can be on a different day. There are no garden waste collections in the two weeks after Christmas (from Monday 23 December 2019, restarting on Monday 6 January 2020) and garden waste collections may be suspended during periods of severe weather.
To find out what day your waste is collected, and much more useful information about services in your immediate vicinity, please use our online maps:
Garden waste bins - To Pay
If you have received an invoice for your garden waste service for 2019/2020 you can make a secure online payment through our Sundry Debtors payment form.
Garden waste bins - To Apply
If you would like to join the service for this year which began on the 1st April 2019 please complete the online form below and an invoice will be sent out to you. Once payment has been processed and a sticker received you will receive the service up to 31st March 2020.
Garden waste bins have a capacity of 180 litres. The annual charge for the current period which began on the 1st April 2019 and runs until the 31st March 2020 is £56.90. The bins will be ordered after payment has cleared from our financial services department. The delivery of the bin could take up to 15 working days.
The district council issue annual renewal invoices for wheeled bins to subscribers, which start from 1 April each year. New subscriptions can start from any time during the year, but the full year fee will still apply for collections until renewals are due. Refunds cannot be issued for cancelling the service during the year.
For the service this year a sticker will be issued.
Garden bins must be taken to your new address and not left at the old address, unless you are moving out of Somerset altogether. If you move to a new district within Somerset then please take their bin with you and we will replace it for the correct colour bin at your new home. Please complete the online form below if you move, or have a change of name.
To cancel garden waste service
Refunds cannot be issued for cancelling the service during the year. If you no longer wish to use the service you can arrange for the bin to be collected. Simply complete the online service form or contact our customer service team on 0300 303 8588.
Replacement bin or payment sticker
Should you require a replacement proof of payment sticker for your garden waste bin please complete the online service form below.
Should you require a replacement garden waste bin due to it being lost or damaged please contact customer services on 0300 303 8588.
Garden waste sacks
Garden waste sacks are available at £28.40 for a pack of 10 from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020. To order a pack please contact our customer services team on 0300 303 8588. Payment will be taken over the telephone.
If you would like to know more about turning your unwanted garden waste, vegetable peelings and non cooked kitchen waste into a free, nutritious material that puts the goodness back into the garden, visit the Somerset Waste Partnership's Home composting page.