Garden waste

Garden waste sack collections

Technical issue

Due to a technical issue some properties may not be able to a book garden waste collection. If you do have a valid garden waste subscription for 2022-2023 and the system will not allow you to book, please contact us so that we can do this for you. Our team are working on this issue and hope to have it fixed as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Garden waste subscriptions 2022/2023

Garden waste collections from domestic properties in Northampton is a chargeable service which runs annually from April to end of March. If you would like Veolia to collect your garden waste you will need to subscribe to the service.

Each subscription costs £42. This allows you to book up to 25 collections. The collection period for 2022/23 will run from Monday 4 April 2022 - Sunday 2 April 2023. Sack properties won’t receive stickers this year as we are revising this strand of the service and any stickers issued would become redundant once any service changes are implemented.

Full details on any changes will be communicated as soon as possible. Only properties that subscribed to the service will be able to book a collection. Veolia are aware which properties have subscribed to the service due to their on-board technology and will only collect from those properties.

If you decide not to subscribe to the service you don't need to tell us. The garden waste service is opt-in which means you only need to act if you wish to sign up.

For further information, or if you are having difficulty paying online read our frequently asked questions.

As an alternative to subscribing for collections you may wish to compost your garden waste instead.

Garden waste subscriptions

Each subscription costs £42. This allows you to book up to 25 collections throughout the year. If you need more than 25 collections you would need to purchase another subscription.

You can subscribe to the service at any time in the year; however, the charge does not reduce if you join after the service begins in April, so we recommend that you join as early as possible.

Read the full terms and conditions before subscribing to the service.



  • collection days are Monday only
  • any bags found to be contaminated or too heavy will not be collected 
  • present your garden waste in black sacks only
  • All bags have to be kerbside by 6.30am
  • you have 48 hours to report a missed collection . Do not report a missed collection until after 7.30pm on the day of collection..

Book a garden waste sack collection

What to put in your garden waste sacks

Yes please

Flowers, plants, weeds, leaves, grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, twigs, or green organic material 

No thank you 

Plastic bags, plastic pots, cardboard or paper, food waste, rubble/ bricks, animal waste/ bedding, large tree branches, tree trunks, or any other wood items

 No invasive plants please contact a professional for advice.