Additional Green Waste Service
Our chargeable extra garden waste collection service
If you find you often have extra garden waste that won't fit in your existing green bin, and you're unable to compost, you can pay a fee to subscribe to our additional green waste collection service.
This is a chargeable service - to join you will need to pay an annual subscription fee. When we receive your payment, we'll deliver one additional green bin for you to collect your garden waste and collect it along with your existing one - just leave both bins out in the usual way on your collection day.
You can apply for an additional green waste bin online.
How much does it cost?
You can join the service at any time during the year.
If you subscribe to this service between the 1 April 2014 and the 31 October 2014 the cost is £62 - this includes a £26 for the bin (one-off fee) and £36 for the service.
If you're renewing your existing subscription, the cost is £36 for the service only.
We offer a reduced rate for subscriptions taken part-way during the year (after 1 November 2014).
The cost for the reduced rate is £44 - this includes £26 for the bin (one-off fee) and £18 for the service.
Who can apply?
Anyone living in a domestic property can apply for a subscription.
Waste generated by village halls and churches are subject to definitions described in The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012.
We can provide this service to places of worship and halls that are used wholly or mainly for public meetings and that generate household waste, as defined in the regulations.
Who can't apply?
This service is not intended for use by clubs, societies or any 'associations in which activities are conducted for the benefit of their members' (for instance sports pavilions or social clubs). These premises should seek a commercial waste service instead.
Any green waste produced by a commercial company or their actions is also not covered by this service. This is defined as Commercial Waste and should be disposed of accordingly.
The way that this service is provided may be reviewed if there are changes to relevant waste regulations and legislation.
Why isn't this service free?
Under current regulations, garden waste is identified as waste for which a collection charge may be made.
Many local authorities do charge for the collection of green waste, but here in West Berkshire we're still providing one free green waste bin to households in our district.
This service is in addition to this free collection service and is intended for those properties which have larger gardens or create a lot of garden waste that they are unable to compost at home.