You can now register and pay for Ashford's optional garden recycling collections online. The garden recycling collection service is a yearly service, which runs from 1 June until 31 May.
You will pay a pro-rata rate depending on when you sign up during the course of the year. The current fee for new customers is £40.83. The cost includes £5.83 to cover the period until the end of May, then £35.00 to cover from June 2017 to May 2018.
Delivery of your rented garden bin (for new customers) will take around 10 working days from the date when the order is made, and a collections calendar will be posted to you.
Please note that it is important that you notify us of every change of circumstances that could affect the garden waste service and or any correspondence we may need to send.
To advise us of a change please complete the garden recycling change of circumstances form.
If you do not renew your gardening recycling subscription, you will have to return your brown bin to the council. If you have decided not to renew your subscription, please take a moment to leave us some feedback.
For handy tips and advice, download our Garden Recycling Leaflet 2015 [pdf] 2MB.
For more information regarding the garden recycling service read our garden recycling FAQs.
We also encourage all residents to compost their garden waste at home wherever possible - you can produce your own compost by using organic kitchen waste and waste from the garden and Ashford residents can now get great deals on composting equipment at www.getcomposting.com.
You can also take green recycling to the Kent County Council Recycling Centre where it is rotted down into compost that can be bought back and used on the garden.