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Garden waste collection

Service Outline

We will collect the following garden waste for composting:
  • grass cuttings
  • garden weeds, plants, flowers
  • leaves, trimmings, prunings
  • fruit fall
  • twigs and small branches, less than 10 cm / 4 inches thick (larger branches can be cut into these smaller sizes or taken to the 'wood section' of the household waste reuse and recycling centre)

Your garden waste collection is not for:

  • food waste (you can compost this at home)
  • soil, turf
  • gravel, stones, bricks, rubble
  • large tree branches (can be collected if cut into pieces less than 10 cm / 4 inches thick, or large branches can be taken to the household waste reuse and recycling centre)
  • flower pots or trays 
  • Japanese Knotweed 
  • garden furniture, fencing, sheds, greenhouses (can be collected using our bulky collection service).

When is my collection day?

You can find out when your garden waste collections are by using our online postcode search.

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Waste management


Tel: 020 7525 2000

Devon Street, Devon Street, (off Old Kent Road), London, SE15 1AL


Contact us

Southwark Council
PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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