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Green Garden Waste Collection

Christmas and New Year

There will be no green waste collections from Thursday 25 December 2014 until Wednesday 7 January 2015. Collections will resume on Thursday 8 January 2015 with the service operating on your scheduled collection day.

Recycle your Christmas Tree

Real Christmas trees will be collected from all households on your normal collection day between Thursday 8 January and Friday 23 January 2015. If your tree is missed on your normal collection day, please keep it left out for collection. Please remove all decorations before leaving your tree out for collection.

An optional, paid-for green waste collection service is now in operation. Only the green bin or bags supplied by the Council will be emptied.

Green waste that is placed in any other type of bag or container will not be collected.

Your green wheelie bin (or green sacks) must be must be placed at the nearest point of your property to the Highway by 7.30am on your day of collection.

The service costs £40 annually for a fortnightly collection throughout the year (except for a fortnight at Christmas). This includes a wheelie bin or an annual supply of 100 bags for households that are unsuitable for a wheelie bin. 

Credit card transactions will incur an additional surcharge of 1.75%. This will not apply to payments made by a debit card.

Alternatively, download and complete the subscription application form (PDF 135Kb) and send to:

Swindon Borough Council
Green Waste Subscriptions
Waterside Park
Darby Close

Alternatively, call the StreetSmart Team (Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm) on 01793 445501.

Please note: Green waste dumped in bags not supplied by Swindon Borough Council will not be removed straight away but will be stickered, advising of the various ways to lawfully dispose of green waste. 

If you suspect someone of fly-tipping any kind of rubbish, including garden waste, please report this to

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