Garden waste & composting

All householders across Mendip can subscribe to a fortnightly garden waste collection service, which is chargeable.

Garden waste collections restart Monday 11 May

Collection of garden waste restarts from Monday 11 May. Subscriptions for 2020-21 will runlogo-somerset-waste-partnership until mid-May 2021.

Many subscribers' collection day and dates have changed. It's important that people reread the letter that came with their bin sticker or check this via My Collection Day here.

Collections will only be made from 2020-21 subscribers using bins with lids closed and the correct year sticker, or in paid-for garden waste bags.

Not collected: garden waste not in official bins or sacks, non-subscribers, bins with the wrong or no sticker, bins with excess weight (if necessary, remove some material for next collection).

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.

Pay for Garden Sacks

Request Garden Waste Sack collection

Garden Waste Wheeled bin:  

Somerset Waste Partnership offers garden waste collections in pre-paid 180 litre wheeled bins.  Annual renewal notices are sent in each February, to start from 1st April each year. The subscription runs from 1st April to the 31st March the following year.  New subscriptions can start from any time during the year, however, the full year fee will still apply and stop on 31st March. We are working on changing this and hope to offer a flexible renewal date from 2021. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be issued for cancelling the service during the year.

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.  

Garden Waste terms and conditions

Garden Waste Charges

Annual Charge

1st April to 31st March

Wheeled BinSacks (Packs of 10)

All districts in Somerset

£55.50£27.50

To find out what day your waste is collected please search using your address:

Search using your address

Moving house?

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 form below. 

Replacement bin or payment sticker 

Should you require a replacement proof of payment sticker for your garden waste bin please complete the form below.  

Home composting

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.