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Garden Waste Recycling Service

Garden Waste Collections in Sheffield

Coronavirus Service Alert

Garden waste collections are currently operating as normal, however, if our staffing levels are impacted
as a result of COVID-19 there may be some future disruption.
The effective management of waste collections across the city is crucial during these unprecedented
times. Black bin and clinical waste collections must be prioritised to make sure essential services remain
in operation, allowing us to keep Sheffield clean and safe.
Please be assured that we are working hard to ensure that all green bin collections continue.
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We thank you for your patience and understanding.


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.