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Registering for Green Garden waste

The following information has been provided by Wealden District Council

Do you have Garden Waste?  If you do, read on . . .

Wealden District Council will be changing the way waste and recycling services are provided during 2013 - this will affect all residents in Wealden including Forest Row.

The new service starts at the end of July but if you want free Garden Waste collection, you need to register now.

The new service will involve some changes to your existing bins and containers:

1)    Your refuse bin will continue to be used as the bin for everyday household waste that cannot be recycled.

2)    Your current bin for green waste will become your bin for 'mixed recycling' taking paper, cans, foil, aerosols, beverage cartons, plastic bottles plus a wider range of plastic  items. Your cardboard will also go into this bin for 'mixed recycling'.

3)    Your current blue box/caddy will be used for recycling glass jars and bottles. This will also be picked up from the kerbside by the Council.

4)    If you want to continue receiving a free Green Garden Waste Collection service (grass clippings, hedge trimmings, weeds etc. but not cardboard), YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS SERVICE BY 31st MARCH 2013. You will be issued with a third (brown coloured) wheelie bin for green garden waste only, that will be delivered shortly before the new service starts in July.

If you don't want a bin for green garden waste then you do not need to do anything.

But if you do want the Green Garden Waste Collection service and you miss the registration deadline, then you may have to wait several months for your green garden waste collections to resume.

How to register for free Green Garden Waste collection

The easiest and quickest way to register is online

Click this link:

Alternatively, you can register by phone: call 01323 443322

Or you can register by post by completing the leaflet that was sent out to all residents.


Option of a smaller Green Garden Waste bin

If space is tight, when you register you can request a smaller 140 litre bin which is a bit slimmer than the standard 240 litre Green Garden Waste bin.


Alternatives to Green garden Waste collection

If you rarely have garden waste it may be easier to compost it at home or take it to your local Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) on the odd occasion you have garden waste rather than have the third bin.

There are many good compost bins that can be bought to help you compost at home - some will even take food waste and are highly effective. Please visit and follow the link to the getcomposting website or call 0844 5714444 for more information on how to get reduced price home compost bins and food waste digesters from East Sussex County Council.


Frequently asked questions

Wealden has a Frequently Asked Questions section devoted to the new recycling arrangements, which has recently been updated - click this link link: