Subscribe to South Somerset District Council’s Garden Waste service with ease

Do you love gardening but dislike the time, mess and cost of putting garden waste in your car and driving to the recycling site?

The fast, clean and cheap alternative is a subscription to South Somerset District Council's efficient garden waste collection service.

You get a roomy wheeled bin that is easy to fill as you walk it around your garden, saving time and energy going back and forth. And the bin holds your garden waste neatly in a corner; no more messy piles of rubbish blowing in the wind.

Wheel your bin outside for the fortnightly collection and our staff will empty it, leaving you to sit back and smell the roses instead of using fuel and time going to the recycling centre.

We collect flowers, plants, grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings, almost all weeds, and even branches up to four inches across, and compost them in Somerset.

Subscriptions start from 1st April each year. You can join the service during the year, but the full fee will apply. Refunds cannot be issued for cancelling the service during the subscription period.

From 1st April 2017 there are two options available:

  • A 12 month subscription is £53.50. This service remains good value and offers a quick and easy way for your garden waste to be collected and composted.
  • A 24 month subscription is £100. We are continuing to offer a 2 year option as last year it proved popular with our customers. We are able to offer a discount as we save money by reducing our administration and postage costs. In addition, 24 month subscribers will be protected from any possible price increase in the second year of their subscription.

To join the Garden Waste Collection service or visit www.southsomerset.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 01935 462462.

Alternatively, customers can apply to use compostable garden sacks, which currently cost £26 (£26.50 after 1 April 2017) for 10 sacks. These sacks can be left out for collection each fortnight on the collection day for garden waste for the property.

Councillor Jo Roundell Greene, a representative from South Somerset District Council on the Somerset Waste Board said, "Having a collection for your garden waste is so convenient and the cost of about £1 a week outweighs the time and fuel costs you'll save. By signing up to the service today, you will also be helping to protect the environment."

Customers can leave as many sacks out for collection as needed depending on how much waste they have produced that fortnight.