Garden Waste Recycling Service

Veolia Sheffield UK | Garden Waste Collection Recycling Service

Garden Waste Collections in Sheffield

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

If you do not have access to a debit or credit card, please contact us on 0114 2734567 to discuss alternative payment options.

2024 garden waste service dates and prices.

Garden Waste Collection dateLast date to subscribe to get this collectionCost of annual subscription
Week beginning 4 March 202411 February 2024£63.30
Week beginning 18 March 20243 March 2024£63.30
Week beginning 1 April 202417 March 2024£63.30
Week beginning 15 April 202431 March 2024£63.30
Week beginning 29 April 202414 April 2024£59.16
Week beginning 13 May 202428 April 2024£59.16
Week beginning 27 May 202412 May 2024£59.16
Week beginning 10 June 202426 May 2024£59.16
Week beginning 24 June 20249 June 2024£55.01
Week beginning 8 July 202423 June 2024£55.01
Week beginning 22 July 20247 July 2024£55.01
Week beginning 5 August 202421 July 2024£55.01
Week beginning 19 August 20244 August 2024£50.87
Week beginning 2 September 202418 August 2024£50.87
Week beginning 16 September 20241 September 2024£50.87
Week beginning 30 September 202415 September 2024£46.72
Week beginning 14 October 202429 September 2024£46.72
Week beginning 28 October 202413 October 2024£46.72
Week beginning 11 November 202427 October 2024£46.72

Request a new or replacement green bin

Sign up includes the collection service only. If you don’t have a green bin or need a replacement, we can deliver one for £32.


What can 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 above 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.