Our Garden and Food Waste Collection

What Garden Waste will we Collect?

Please note, the garden waste collection is a subscription service if you wish to have your garden waste collected, there is a charge of £46 per bin.

See our dedicated page for garden waste service for more information on terms of service and how to subscribe.

To check what you can and can't put in your green bin / sacks, please download the 123+ information booklet.

Food Waste

Food waste is collected from the food waste bin weekly. Food waste can be loose, wrapped in paper or you can line the bin with plastic or compostable bags .

What Happens to Garden Waste?

Garden waste collected from households in the district is taken to an In-Vessel Composter (IVC) treatment site at Ufton, near Southam.

IVCs treat the material and ensure that composting takes place in an enclosed environment, with accurate temperature control and monitoring. The material is turned into compost to be used as a soil conditioner in as little as two weeks. In comparison, this takes around three months using traditional outdoor composting.

The composted material is used for agricultural use and land fill site restoration. We are unable to sell this product to the public.

What Happens to Food Waste?

Food waste collected from households in the district is taken to an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility in Coleshill, North Warwickshire.

Anaerobic digestion is the process by which organic matter such as food waste is broken down to produce biogas and biofertilizer. This process happens in the absence of oxygen in a sealed oxygen-free tank call an anaerobic digester.

Home Composting

You may wish to consider composting at home. Discounted compost bins are available from Warwickshire County Council.


Contact: The Streetscene team

Last updated on 24/01/2024