Please visit our garden recycling collection sign-up page if you would like to join the service and be eligible for garden waste collection.

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.

What do I put in? 

Yes Please!+

  • Grass Cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Pruning's and small branches
  • Weeds and leaves
  • Dead plants

No Thanks!+

  • Building rubble
  • Household or food waste
  • Paints and liquids
  • Logs and tree stumps
  • Plant pots and polystyrene
  • Turf or soil

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.