Collection information and dates for garden waste.
Our service covers most of Northumberland and operates from early March to the end of November/beginning of December.
If you wish to subscribe for 2020, call us in February on 0345 600 6400 to check if your address is included in the route.
Please click here to see our garden waste terms and conditions.
If you already subscribe to the garden waste collection scheme, you will receive a yearly invitation in late January or early February to re-join, complete with information on collection dates.
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not receive your letter, please let us know by calling us on 0345 600 6400.
To pay for your garden waste collection service, please quote your reference number.
See garden waste collection dates for current subscribers here.
Services are renewed annually in February. We will send you a renewal email or letter containing your unique 12-digit reference number that is required to pay for the scheme in late January/Early February. You will then be able to pay online using your debit or credit card, and reference number.
Please click here to check if you are eligible to apply for your collection.
You can pay:
If we have missed your garden bin, every effort will be made to return to collect it, providing it was missed through our fault. However, if it has been missed due to bad weather or other circumstances beyond our control, this may not always be possible. Unfortunately, we cannot pay refunds or part refunds for missed garden waste bins.
There are no collections from December to February because of the limited amount of garden waste produced. It is considered bad for the environment and expensive on fuel to send vehicles out during these months.
Garden waste collected is delivered to either the on-farm composting facilities near Hexham, or one central facility near Ashington.
There, it is shredded, stored in long piles of material known as windrows, and monitored.
The compost is then bagged and sold at our household waste recovery centres to be used as a soil improver on agricultural land, or sold for use in restoration projects and horticulture. Find more information about your local household waste recovery centre here.
If you move house within Northumberland then we may be able to arrange that your garden waste contract is moved to the next property but it is best to speak with the Admin staff at your depot first. Please click here for our contact information, and ask for a call back from your local depot.
PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to provide a service both at your old house in addition to your new house unless extra payment is made.
If you leave the Northumberland area, then we cannot permit you to take your council-owned garden bin with you. We suggest therefore that you either agree to share the year’s cost with the new resident, that you leave it for the new owners to use if they so wish at your expense, or that you let us know and cancel the service.
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