Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Garden waste

The council provides a free garden waste collection service to residents of Northampton.

Examples of garden waste you can put in either your bin or sacks:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge pruning
  • Twigs
  • Leaves

What can’t be put in your bin or sacks:

  • Cardboard
  • Animal bedding
  • Soil, bricks or rubble
  • Wood
  • Cat or dog waste

Any bags or bins found to be contaminated or too heavy will not be collected. 

All bags and bins have to be kerbside by 6.30am

Jump to book a sack collection


The council offers:

Wheelie bin collection service

If you have a wheelie bin collection service, garden waste can be placed in your brown bin, which is collected on a fortnightly basis.

Households with wheelie bins cannot book additional collections however you can order a secondary brown bin if you need it


Green sack collection service

If your waste collection service is green sacks you can arrange for up to 10 bags of garden waste to be collected.

Please don't use green sacks for garden waste as these are intended for household waste. Instead, please put your garden waste out in black sacks.

This service is available Mondays only. 

All bags must be kerbside by 6.30am