New customers! Register now for the (optional) garden recycling collection service

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.

The fee for new customers is £37.50 regardless of when you join the service.

Delivery of your rented garden bin (for new customers) will take around 10 working days from the date when the order is made.

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 for example change of address, cancellation of service and removal of bin, moving of service to a new address, please complete our garden recycling change of circumstances form. Please be aware that if you move address within Ashford borough and you wish to continue with the service, you will need to take your garden waste bin with you to your new property after notifying us.

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.

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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

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.

A-Z of Waste

For more information see our A-Z of Waste page.