Braintree District Council

Garden Waste Collections

A garden waste bin

Reminder: garden waste collections start from 4 March

If you have subscribed to our new garden waste collection service, your collections will start from next week. Please remember to attach your sticker and check your online collections calendar for the exact collection date.

Please also ensure that you put your garden waste bin out for collection no later than 7am on your collection day. This is especially important with the new service, as our crews' routes may change as we receive new subscriptions. Thank you.

Download your collections calendar or subscribe to garden waste collections
13:37, 28 Feb 2024 by Claire Waters
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BDC Garden Waste collections

Garden waste bin stickers are in the post

Garden waste sticker and envelope in someone's hand

If you have subscribed to the garden waste collections, you should receive your bin sticker this week.

The sticker will arrive in an envelope like the one pictured. Inside will be a blank sticker, also pictured. All you need to do is:

  • Write your house number inside the square on the sticker, preferably using a permanent marker pen
  • Give your green garden waste bin a wipe down with some household cleaner in the spot on the back, underneath the handle, and leave it to dry
  • Place the sticker on your green garden waste bin, underneath the handle as shown on the sticker
  • Relax! You are now ready for garden waste collections, starting again from week commencing 4 March – check your collections calendar online for your exact date.

If you have subscribed and have not received your sticker by Friday 16 February, please get in touch at recycling@braintree.gov.uk 

Read more or sign up here
11:18, 06 Feb 2024 by Claire Waters
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