Sign up for garden waste collections this year

Garden Waste Register

Residents in Plymouth are being asked to sign up for garden waste collections in 2020.

As announced in October, the service is changing to ensure that it is more efficient and the Council is now encouraging residents to register to continue to receive the service.

Collections will still be free and fortnightly, running from April to October. All the usual trimmings, clippings, twigs and branches up to 7cm wide that we currently collect will still be picked up. Any big branches, rubble or soil will still have to be taken to one of the household recycling centres.

Online registration is quick and easy using a computer, tablet or smart phone. Free computers are available for anyone to use in our libraries across the city.

In order for collections to start in April, residents are urged to ensure they’ve registered by the end of February.

You can also take garden waste to the Household Waste Recycling Centres or compost at home. We have teamed up with to provide Plymouth residents with reduced cost compost bins.

Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene, said: “This new system will help to make garden waste collection much more efficient and will deliver a much better service for residents.

“We know from the data we have that only half of residents used the service last year so when people register for their collection, we’ll be able to plan our rounds to send crews to the right parts of the city.

“This will help to reduce fuel emissions saving time, money and crucially, will reduce our carbon footprint.”

Register now at