Garden Waste Collections

New Garden Waste Collection Service - Early Bird Offer

The garden waste collection service is changing with an annual charge being introduced for brown bin collections from 1 April 2024. Here is how to sign up:

Early Bird Online:

Sign up online through a My Erewash’ account by 31 March 2024, £20 for the first bin and additional bins £10 per bin for the year. If you don’t have an account, it is easy to open one and use the Garden Waste Subscription form.

If you think you may struggle to sign up to the ‘early bird’ online offer, the following may help:

  • 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.
  • You can also watch a step-by-step guide on how to fill the form in. (Press CC for captions).

If you have an email address but need help signing up to a My Erewash account, or you have an account but aren’t sure how to find the garden waste subscription form, then pop in and see us at the following drop-in sessions:

Long Eaton Town Hall from 10am to 2pm on a Wednesday on 14 February 2024; 21 February 2024; 28 February 2024; 6 March 2024.

Ilkeston Town Hall from 10am to 2pm on a Thursday on 15 February 2024; 22 February 2024; 29 February 2024; 7 March 2024.

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.


Sign up online after 31 March 2024 - £32 first bin, additional bins £16 per bin.

Current Garden Waste Collections 19 Feb–31 March

Current garden waste collections are suspended for the winter. During this time the brown bins can be used for your recycling (paper, plastic bottles, plastic pots, tubs and trays, glass bottles & jars, tins, cans and cardboard). Please ensure all recycling is removed before switching back to garden waste.

Collections will restart on 19 February 2024 for Ilkeston and surrounding areas and 26 February 2024 for Long Eaton and surrounding areas. These collections will run until 31 March 2024. From 1 April a subscription to the garden waste service will be required for brown bins to be emptied. 

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: £35.00

Lost and stolen bins

(Black and Brown): £15.00