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Garden Waste Collection Scheme 2017/18

The online payment system for the 2017/18 garden waste collection service is now open.

To make a one-off annual direct debit or credit/debit card payment please click on the relevant icon below:

Direct Debit This link opens in a new browser window  Card payment This link opens in a new browser window

Please note that those who signed up to Boston Borough Council's kerbside garden waste collection service in 2016, will receive resumed collections after the winter break from 28th February up until 31st March 2017.

Those who join the 2017/18 garden waste service will receive collections starting week commencing 3rd April 2017.

Updated Frequently Asked Questions for your garden waste collection service 2017 are published in 'Related Documents' at the bottom of this page.

Those customers who signed up for the service online and those customers who provided us with a valid email address, will be contacted via email with an invitation to join the service for 2017. We will send you an email in the New Year, please look out for it. For those customers who signed up in person or over the telephone and did not provide a valid email address, we will write to you with joining instructions.

Updates to your garden waste service will be publicised on the Boston Borough Council website, social media and local press.

Thanks to your efforts, in 2016 we diverted more than 5,000 tonnes of garden waste to composting.

It was agreed by the Council that from 1st April 2016, there will be a yearly charge of £30 for the first bin to be emptied and £15 for any additional bins. This price still remains the same for 2017 collections.

For terms and conditions of the 2016 service, please see link below. Please note: There will be changes to the terms and conditions for 2017. These will be sent to all customers who register for the 2017 service.                   

Those who register and pay for the 2017 service will receive a sticker (yellow in colour) for their brown bin to indicate which ones require emptying. Presentation of the sticker will be explained in your welcome pack once registration has been made.

The service runs from March to November and bins are collected fortnightly. If you opt out of this scheme, garden waste MUST NOT be placed in the green bin and should be taken down to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (Slippery Gowt Lane), or home composted (compost bins can be purchased at a reduced price by going online at or by calling 0844 5714444).

Articles related to this change in service below:

Put your number on it
Garden waste collection changes
Garden waste collection gets unanimous OK
Garden waste: '£30 is a fair price to pay'
You say garden waste collection worth paying for

What you can put in your brown bin:

Animal/food waste and vegetable peelings cannot be placed in the brown bin.

TOP TIP - To try to prevent grass cuttings from getting stuck at the bottom of the bin you can place a small amount of newspaper in the bottom of your bin as a liner.


Related documents

Size Name
[78kb] Frequently Asked Questions - Garden Waste 2017 Frequently Asked Questions - Garden Waste 2017
[162kb] Garden Waste Service Terms and Conditions 2017-18 Garden Waste Service Terms and Conditions 2017-18

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.