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Register online for garden waste recycling

Gardeners can register now for Bridgend County Borough Council’s garden waste collection service which is returning this spring.

Fortnightly collections will make it possible to recycle garden waste including plants, flowers, weeds, grass, leaves and hedge clippings.

Collections will begin from Monday 16 March and will continue throughout the main growing season up until Friday 13 November. There is currently an annual charge of £38.30 per household, or £34.30 for pensioners.

Once payment is confirmed, households will be supplied with two reusable bags for their garden waste together with details of when their bags will be collected. Any returning customers who indicate that they don’t need any new bags will just be sent a calendar showing when their collections will be made.

The subscription fee covers the collection of two garden waste bags – any households who would like to be able to put out more garden waste bags each fortnight have the option of paying an additional £5 per extra bag.

The easiest way to subscribe is to do so online at kiers portal. Fifty of the online applicants will be selected at random to receive a free service for 2020.

This convenient scheme is run with our recycling partners Kier and all of the garden waste collected in Bridgend County Borough is taken to local firm Cowbridge Compost and turned into a compost fertilizer.

In 2019 over 946 tonnes of garden waste was collected from households and recycled instead of ending up in landfill, which is an extra 292 tonnes than in 2018.

We are often asked why residents have to pay for the garden waste collection scheme. Because not all homes in the county borough have gardens, we believe it is fairer to make it an optional scheme so that only the homes that want to receive the collections can choose to pay for them.

Councillor Hywel Williams, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Deputy Leader

Garden waste can also be taken to the ‘tip’ at the household recycling centres in Tythegston, Brynmenyn Industrial Estate and the Heol Ty Gwyn Industrial Estate in Maesteg. For further details about recycling in Bridgend County Borough, please visit recycle for bridgend website.

For general enquiries, please contact Bridgend County Borough Council's customer contact centre:

Telephone: 01656 643643
Opening hours:

09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Thursday; 
09:00 to 16:30 Friday.

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