Dudley Council provides a service for the collection of garden waste from each household.
Existing green wheelie bins are for garden waste only. If you don't already have a green bin you can purchase one from Dudley Council Plus. If you have large amounts of garden waste, you can also purchase an additional bin. Please note, an additional bin is a chargeable service and further details can be found in the 'Replacement or additional green bin' section below.
Additional garden waste collections offered
Borough residents can enjoy two additional green waste collections during November and December, thanks to an expansion of the service this year.
By paying a small fee of only £15, households can have the extra weeks added onto the end of their normal fortnightly collections. These two additional collections will take place on the usual collection day (a fortnight after their last scheduled collection day) with the final one a fortnight later.
Anyone who has already paid for an additional garden waste bin (the brown lid), for an additional £5 (£20 in total) they can also book in collection for the second bin at a discounted rate.
Slots can be booked online or by calling Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.
Bookings must be made at least 2 full working days prior to your collection date, for instance a collection for the Friday must be booked on the Tuesday before.
Replacement or additional green bin
We have added to our already popular garden waste collection service, by offering additional chargeable green bins to those residents who have a need to dispose of more green waste.
This is an optional service and the money it generates is put back into the maintenance of the additional demand on the vehicles and equipment.
If you are creating additional garden waste and cannot fit it into your green wheelie bin please consider the following options:
- Compost your garden waste
- Take your garden waste to the council's Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling;
- Consider our chargeable Special Collections service.
Please note that we will not collect any excess garden waste due to health and safety considerations.
If you have a query or issue relating to a collection please report it using our online form.
Please also note:
- Contaminated wheelie bins or reusable sacks will not be emptied
- If the reusable sack is too heavy for you to lift, then it is too heavy for the collection crew to lift
- Garden waste put out as part of domestic waste will not be collected
If the collection crew have placed a yellow sticker on the rubbish it means that the waste is considered to be contaminated. These items will NOT be removed and remain the responsibility of the householder for removal.
Nearly a third of what we all throw away is garden and kitchen waste (e.g. grass cuttings, leaves or fruit and vegetable peelings). This can easily be turned into compost, making your garden greener and reducing the amount of rubbish that is sent to landfill. This in turn also helps to reduce the costs associated with taking away your garden waste.
Digging compost into your garden will help to improve the texture, drainage and aeration of the soil and adds nutrients. Home composting is also the environmentally friendly alternative to peat based products.
Discounted composters are available to Dudley residents via our Dudley Recycles website.