Garden Waste Collections
A brown bin with the Bin Sticker placed in the correct place

The new chargeable garden waste collection service started on 1 April 2024. If you have signed up and have not yet received your brown bin sticker, be aware that it can take 15 days for your sticker to be printed and sent out.

Once you have received your sticker, please stick it to the back of the bin under the handles.

New Garden Waste Collection Service 

Here is how to sign up:

Sign up online through a My Erewash’ account. If you don’t have an account, it is easy to open one and use the Garden Waste Subscription form.

Family or friends who have a My Erewash account can sign up multiple subscriptions for different addresses.

  • Our Customer Services Team on 0115 907 2244 can provide help to subscribe online. The Early Bird offer has now ended and the cost of a subscription is £32 for the first bin.

By Telephone:

Call our Customer Services Team on 0115 907 2244 who will sign you up and take payment, £32 first bin, additional bins £16 per bin.

In Person:

Pop into the Town Hall and a staff member will sign you up and take payment, £37 first bin, additional bins £18.50 per bin.

What to put in the brown bin

  • Grass cuttings
  • Plants and weeds - with soil shaken off roots
  • Leaves
  • Hedge clippings
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Trimmed branches (no thicker than 3 inches/8 cm).
  • Cut flowers
  • Windfall fruit

All garden waste should put in the brown bin loose, not bagged or wrapped. The garden waste collected is sent to be composted.

What cannot go in brown bin

  • Soil and turf
  • Invasive weeds like Japanese Knotweed, Ragwort, Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam, Rhododendron and Hemlock.
  • Wood and timber
  • Animal waste and bedding
  • Bricks, rubble, garden stone, rocks or pebbles
  • Garden tools and equipment, plant pots, ornaments
  • Plastic of any kind
  • Food waste
  • Household waste

Brown bins must be out for collection by 7am on collection day and placed at the edge of the property where it joins the footpath or road, or at an agreed collection point. We cannot guarantee that collections will take place at the same time every fortnight. Brown bins are collected on the same day as recycling.

New and Replacement Brown Bins

New Brown Bin 240 litre: £39.00