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Your wheeled bins

Green wheeled bin

Residents in the Harborough District can subscribe to the garden waste collection service to have their garden waste collected for an annual £40 subscription fee per bin.

Subscribe to the garden waste collection service for the period from April 2017 to April 2018. The last date you can subscribe for garden waste collections for the period 2017/2018 is 30 November 2017 (the last collection in this period will be in March 2018). You will be able to subscribe for the garden waste service for 2018/19 from 2 January 2018.

Harborough District Council is using Charnwood Borough Council to take payments for the garden waste collection service on our behalf. You will be directed to the Charnwood Borough Council website to make your payment for your subscription. There is a fee of 2.2% for using a credit card.

If you do not currently have a green garden waste bin at your property or would like additional bins, please complete the ordering a new bin form.

Garden waste collection dates - November 2017 to March 2018

View the garden waste collection dates for the period 1 November 2017 to 30 March 2018:

When you opt-in you will receive a bin sticker which you will need to stick on the body of your bin: at the rear, below the handle.

We will only empty green garden waste bins from households that have opted-in to the garden waste collection service. Your bin will be collected fortnightly by the same trusted teams as before and where possible you will have the same collection day as you do with the current green bin service.

Read the garden waste service terms and conditions.

Moving house

If you subscribe to the service and move to a new property in the Harborough District your subscription will continue at your new address – you will be sent a new sticker for the bin at your new property (there will be no extra charge for this). Collections will also continue to be made at the house you moved out of until that year’s subscription comes to an end. Both subscriptions will end at the end of March and each property will need to resubscribe for the service separately.

If you subscribe to the service and move home to a new property outside of the Harborough District you will not be able to receive any refund on the subscription fee you have paid. Collections will continue to be made at the house you moved out of until that year’s subscription comes to an end.

Issues with your garden waste collection service

 If you ever have any issues with the service you can contact us by email waste@harborough.gov.uk or telephone 01858 828282.

Your green bin

We do not remove the green bins from properties that choose not to subscribe to the new service. Harborough District residents can subscribe to the service at any time in the future so we recommend keeping your green bin – if you move house the new owner may want to subscribe to the service and in future we may have to charge for new green bins to be delivered to properties.

If you have not subscribed to the garden waste collection service you can make use of your green bin in any way it is useful: perhaps as garden storage or as a compost bin. If you do need us to remove your green bin from your property please request this via telephone at 01858 828282 or visit the customer services team in The Symington Building. There is a charge of £28.88 to collect and remove your bin or bins - this must be paid when making the request.

A charge will usually be made to replace lost, missing or damaged bins. If a bin has been damaged during collection a charge will not be made for a replacement bin.

Items you can put in your green bin

Your green wheeled bin is for the following items:

  • Loose green waste
  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Clippings

Please do not place the following into the green bin:

  • Food waste including Halloween pumpkins
  • Soil
  • Turf
  • Animal bedding or animal waste
  • Cardboard

All other materials should be disposed of via:

Bin collection day

Find out what day your bin is collected.

View the garden waste collection dates for the period 1 November 2017 to 30 March 2018:

Bin not collected

If you believe that your bin has been missed and not been collected you can report a missed bin collection.

Replacement for missing or damaged bin

A charge will usually be made to replace lost, missing or damaged bins. If a bin has been damaged during collection a charge will not be made for a replacement bin.

Make a request for a replacement bin.

Help with collections

We can help with bin collections for residents who are elderly, infirm or disabled and have no one else at the property to help. Request help with bin collections.

Different size of bin

It may be possible to request a second green bin (240 litre size) or to exchange your current bin (240 litre size) for a smaller bin (140 litre size).

Make a request for a second bin or a smaller bin.

Alternatives to using the new garden waste collection service

There are a number of alternatives to the garden waste collection service that you could choose: