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Garden waste

The garden waste collection service has temporarily closed after the composting contractor confirmed it is unable to process local authority garden waste during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The service has been temporarily postponed and will be reviewed as the outbreak develops in the hope that it can be restarted. Residents who have signed up to the service will now receive a full refund. There is no need to contact the council or Kier, as you will be refunded automatically.

How it works

The garden waste collection is available to Bridgend County Borough residents. Registrations can now be taken and you can register online.

Collections of garden waste are carried out between 16 March 2020 and 13 November 2020. The collections will take place every two weeks. You can find out when your collection day is online.

Your garden waste collection day will be advised with the delivery of your sacks. Place your sacks of garden waste on the kerbside between 7pm the evening before and 7am on the day of collection.

How much it costs

There is an annual charge of £38.30 per household, or £34.30 for pensioners. Each household that registers receives two garden sacks for collecting and storing their garden waste ready for their collection day. Additional sacks can be purchased for an additional annual fee of £5.

This charge is non-refundable.

We collect

We collect:

  • plants, flowers and weeds
  • grass and leaves
  • hedge clippings

We don’t collect

We don't collect:

  • kitchen waste
  • general waste
  • soil, rubble or logs
  • invasive species such as Japanese knotweed

You can recycle your garden waste free of charge at your nearest community recycling centre.

Moving house

If you move house, the collection can be moved to your new address if it is within Bridgend County Borough. Please contact us with your new address details.


Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 643643

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