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garden waste

Broadland offers residents a subscription service for garden waste. For the current prices see the fees and charges page. Your first payment will depend on how many collections are left in the current year. You will receive a brown bin and a collection calendar, your bin will be emptied fortnightly 25 times per year. Please note there are no garden waste collections for the two weeks over Christmas and the New Year.

The following can be put in your brown bin:

  • Hedge clippings
  • Cut flowers
  • Windfalls
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Shrub prunings
  • Vegetable gardening waste - potato tops

We cannot accept the following:

  • Bagged garden waste
  • Food waste - meat, fruit and vegetables, liquids, teabags, eggshells
  • Paper, packaging or card
  • Large items of garden waste - tree trunks
  • Animal bedding

what to do next...

further information

Please put your brown bin on the boundary of your property closest to the highway by 7.00am on your collection day. We do not accept extra garden waste, all waste should be put in your bin loose and the lid should be closed.

You can pay your invoice online using our secure online payment system. We do offer the option to have an additional brown bin if required at an additional cost. If you do not produce much garden waste you can share a brown bin with your neighbour.

You can also take garden waste to your local household waste recycling centre or try composting at home. We do not accept garden waste in your green rubbish bin or your grey recycling bin.

Your collected garden waste is taken to Marsham in Norfolk where it is composted into mulches and soil improvers.

related pages


environmental services - fees and charges

garden waste scheme FAQs

paperless billing

recycling centres

contact us

Environmental Contracts Team
Broadland District Council
Thorpe Lodge
1 Yarmouth Road
Thorpe St Andrew
Norwich NR7 0DU
tel: 01603 430534
fax: 01603 430616