Garden waste & composting
All householders across Mendip can subscribe to a fortnightly garden waste collection service, which is chargeable.
Garden waste subscribers from 2020/21 have had their year extended to the 9th May 2021.
Garden Waste Renewal 2021/ 22
If you are a current subscriber you will receive a letter inviting you to renew your garden waste service for 2021/22 before the 7th May 2021.
24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. This is the quickest and easiest way to renew your subscription.
Telephone payments: These can be made during office hours only by calling Mendip District Council on 0300 303 8588 by pressing option 1, option 1 again and then option 3. You will speak to an advisor and then be transferred to an automated telephone line at the end of the call to input your card details.
Cheque Payments: Whilst we are able to accept cheque payments, due to the administrative burden associated with processing these there will be a 20 working day processing delay to subscription from the date the cheque is received. Please make cheques payable to Somerset Waste Partnership and write your full address, postcode and quantity of subscriptions required on the back of the cheque. The cost is £57.20 per bin. Send cheques to Garden Waste Renewals, Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT
Please note there is no longer an option to pay at the post office or paypoint
Garden Waste sacks
Somerset Waste Partnership offers garden waste collections in pre-paid paper sacks. The sacks can be ordered through Somerset Waste Partnership and then booked on this form to be collected, once filled. We will not collect sacks purchased from any other supplier.
There is no time limit on when the sacks should be used but due to being made of compostable material, they will naturally break down over time.
Garden Waste Wheeled bin:
Somerset Waste Partnership offers garden waste collections in pre-paid 180 litre wheeled bins.
There are no garden waste collections for two weeks over Christmas and garden waste collections may be suspended during periods of severe weather.
Pay for Garden Waste wheeled bin
Please read the terms and conditions you are signing up to when renewing.
Annual Charge from 10th May 2021
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All districts in Somerset
To find out what day your waste is collected please search using your address:
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.
Replacement bin or payment sticker
You no longer need a sticker for your garden waste to be collected.
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.