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Garden Recycling: Ashford Borough Council

Garden Recycling

Register now for the optional garden recycling collection service as a new customer.

You can now register and pay for Ashford's optional garden recycling collections online. The service runs from 1 June until 31 May 2015, and you will pay a pro-rata rate depending on when you sign up.

The current fee for new customers for 2014/15 is £10.83, for a service starting in February.

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.

If you have decided not to renew your subscription, please take a moment to leave us some feedback.

Read our Garden Recycling FAQs >>>

The service is entirely optional and you do not have to use it if you do not need it. If you do not renew your gardening recycling subscription, you will have to return your brown bin to the council.

We no longer collect black bags of garden recycling with household refuse collections.

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 access great deals on composting equipment via 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.

Watch the garden recycling video guide >>>



Christmas Collections

Please note, there will be NO garden waste or bulky item collections over the festive period (w/c 22nd and 29th December). Normal service resumes w/c 5th January.

Payments already take into account that there is no collections scheduled for these two weeks.

Visit our Christmas recycling webpage for festive collection changes and tips on how to recycle more: Christmas collection dates

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