Garden waste collection

If you live in a flat or an apartment with a garden, the free garden waste collection service from the council ended in November 2018. If you would like to receive a garden waste collection service, you can sign up to the new paid-for service here.

Or if you'd rather not take up the service, we'll arrange to collect the green bin. Please visit the Spare Bin page to arrange for your bin to be collected.

Residents who live in flats with communal bins, should liaise with their landlord about arrangements for their garden waste collection service.

The free garden waste service ended for all residents last year (2018). Therefore, people who live in flats/apartments along with householders who would like their green waste collected, can sign-up to the new paid-for garden waste collection service and will receive a new purse bin. 

People who live in flats with communal bins can share purple bins with others/neighbours. Please be aware that the person who pays the yearly subscription is responsible if the bin(s) contaminated, misused or needs replacing.

How come things are different for me?

The collection of general waste for flats and apartments is different from houses and is more complex, which is why it is managed separately.

Why are the changes happening?

The bin collection service has changed because the City Council must make significant budget cuts because of a reduction in government funding, this means we can no longer keep services as they are. Eventually, every household in the city will be part of the fortnightly bin collection service.

What do I need to do?

Nothing. You don't need to do anything differently - continue to put your general waste in your communal bin each week and we'll collect it.

And do keep up the good work on recycling. People in Wolverhampton have a recycling rate of around 40%, the city is aiming for a 50% recycling rate by 2020 as part of the government target. Here you can check which items can be recycled.