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Garden Waste Collections in Sheffield

Coronavirus Service Alert

Sheffield City Council and Veolia are planning to restart garden waste collections from Monday 6th April.  This is dependent on the availability of collection crews next week – so please check back for updates.  

If your garden waste collection is scheduled for Monday 6th April please put your green bin out on the pavement before 7am.  

Residents can find their collection day by visiting or referring to the collection calendar provided after signing up to the service. Residents wanting to sign up for the garden waste collection service will be able to do so from Monday 6th April.  

The impact of the coronavirus on staffing levels resulted in the garden waste collection service being suspended for two weeks.  The Black bin and clinical waste collections will continue to be prioritised to make sure essential services remain in operation, allowing us to keep Sheffield as clean and safe.  

Arrangements to rectify any missed garden waste collections from those residents that have already paid for collections will be confirmed once the full impact of the coronavirus on the service is determined. Residents are thanked for their patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.  


The situation with the coronavirus is changing on a daily basis, for up to date service updates, visit: 



Garden Waste Collections in Sheffield

We offer residents across the city a seasonal, chargeable Garden Waste Recycling Service

Sign Up Now for the 2020 Garden Waste Collection Service

Save yourself trips to the Household Waste Recycling Centre - we will collect your green bin garden waste directly from your home every two weeks between March and November*.

The number of collections you receive will depend on when you have signed up throughout the year.  


*Please note, despite our best endeavours, there may be some disruption to this service due to the current Coronavirus pandemic and it's impact on our staffing levels.  


Here's a handy guide of what can and can't go in your green bin

Yes please:

  • Grass mowings
  • Hedge and Plant clippings
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Small branches
  • Twigs
  • Weeds and cut flowers
  • Chipped bark

No thanks:

  • Food waste
  • Household waste
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Plant pots and garden gnomes
  • Plastic bags and packaging
  • Soil, stones, rubble and sawdust
  • Waste from professional gardeners
  • Pond Weeds and residues
  • Mulch 

Please do not put any of the items below in your green bin as they cannot be accepted at the composting facility and may mean that your green bin will not be collected.

What happens to your garden waste? 

Garden waste collected in Sheffield is processed within South Yorkshire. The green waste is turned into a soil conditioner/compost and is then used by commercial landscapers and local authorities.

Here is how they do it:

  1. Garden waste is shredded.
  2. The shredded garden waste is put into large piles.
  3. The garden waste generates heat as it breaks down into compost. This process kills any unwanted bacteria.
  4. The piles are then turned regularly to help bring in air to the composting process.
  5. After around 12 weeks, the compost is ready to be used as a soil conditioner.

Can I still recycle my garden waste for free?

Yes, you can at Household Waste Recycling Centres

Garden waste can be recycled for free at any of the five Household Waste Recycling Centres located across the City.  To find your nearest site, please click here.