Published on 29th March 2018

Garden waste cartoon

Green fingered residents still have time to take advantage of a special offer when they sign up to the garden waste scheme.

Until 31 May, the borough council is offering a special discounted price of £39 for a 12 month subscription rather than the usual £42.

Residents can subscribe to the service by ordering and paying in advance for one year. For the duration of the subscription, they will receive a brown wheeled bin for garden waste.

The brown bin is emptied fortnightly, on the alternate week to the kerbside recycling box, although a small number of residents will have a different day for their collections.

Tim Atkins, director place and economic development at Cheltenham Borough Council, says: “More and more people are signing up to receive a brown bin as they make things so much easier. Even if residents don’t do very much gardening, the bins are a quick and easy way of disposing of grass cuttings and hedge trimmings.

“The garden waste collection service makes a significant contribution to Cheltenham's recycling rate and it’s important that we continue to do all we can to keep waste out of landfill.”

What can go into the brown garden waste bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge and shrub clippings
  • Leaves, twigs and bark
  • Plants, flowers and weeds
  • Windfall fruit
  • Small branches

To sign up, customer can pay:

  1. Online at
  2. Telephone, 01242 262626
  3. In person at the Municipal Offices
  4. By post – Municipal Offices, Promenade, GL50 9SA

At the moment, there are 16,790 subscriptions to the garden waste scheme.

For press enquiries contact: Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154 or email:[email protected]