Garden Waste Subscription Service
Our garden waste collection is now an opt-in paid subscription service. If you wish to continue receiving fortnightly green-lidded bin collections you will need to subscribe and pay an annual fee.
Subscriptions for the 2023 collection service (starting in March) are now available to buy using the link below. You can also purchase additional green-lidded bins.
How does it work and what is the cost?
- To continue having your garden waste collected, you need to sign up to the new paid subscription service. Registration for subscriptions is now open via the link above. Those who are unable to access the internet can call our Customer Services on 01442 228000.
- The annual subscription charge is £45 per wheeled bin. All additional green-lidded bins will be charged at the same rate.
- Once subscribed you will receive a subscription sticker with a unique serial number within 10 working days of purchase. This sticker will need to be attached to the body of a Dacorum Borough Council green-lidded bin to make it eligible for collection. Collection crews will also use their in-cab system so they know which households have subscribed to the service. However, if a bin does not have a sticker attached then there will be no collection.
- Green-lidded bins will be collected fortnightly from the beginning of March until the end of November. Find out when your next collection is.
What are the alternatives?
If you decide not to sign up to the paid service, there are many ways you can still recycle your garden waste. You can compost it in a home composting bin and turn it into valuable and nutrient-rich food for your garden, or take it to your local recycling centre.
Terms and conditions
Please view our full Garden Waste Subscription Service terms and conditions (PDF 139KB).
Frequently asked questions
For further information, please see our frequently asked questions below:
Why the collection service is changing