Residents reminded to renew their Garden Waste Collection Service subscription

Residents can renew or sign up at

Published: Thursday, 10th June 2021

Watford Borough Council, along with its environmental services partner Veolia, are reminding residents who are already signed up to the fortnightly garden waste (green bin) collection service to renew for the next calendar year.

The online service is now open for residents who want to renew (if paying by card) or for those residents who would like to sign up to the garden waste collection service. The price for the annual collection is £40 per bin if paid by Direct Debit, Credit or Debit Card and £35 for residents receiving benefits. The service will automatically renew for residents who paid by Direct Debit.

Residents can renew or sign up at Over 13,702  households are already signed up. Residents are encouraged to renew by mid- August at the latest so they don’t see a break in collections. Residents who don’t currently have their garden waste collected can also sign up now. The collection period runs from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022.

Great reasons to sign up:

  • Residents can put grass, leaves, weeds, twigs and more in your bin. See a full list of what can and can't be put in a garden waste bin on the council’s website
  • Pay once and enjoy fortnightly collections throughout the year.
  • Each collection works out to only £1.53 (if signing up by mid-August without benefits).

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “The new recycling and waste collection service started last September has increased recycling rates in the borough to over 50% for the first time and meant that residents continue to receive an excellent service. I am particularly thankful to the crews who continued to provide this vital service throughout the pandemic. I know that many people have decided to sign up to the garden waste scheme and would encourage residents to renew or sign up to service.”

Veolia Watford Senior Contract Manager, Darren Harding, said: “In the first year we have had excellent participation in the new Garden Waste Collection Service and now coming into its second year we will continue to deliver a first class service to the residents that we serve. Sign up or renew by mid-August to ensure that the collections are continuous without any gaps.”

More information on the Garden Waste Collection Service, including to renew or sign up, can be found online at

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