In Bracknell Forest, brown bins are for garden waste. You must subscribe and pay for this service.
Garden waste bins and garden waste sacks are collected every 2 weeks.
Put your bin out the night before
Please make sure your bin is out by 6am on your collection day.
We suggest putting it out the night before.
What goes in your brown bin
|Yes, please||No, thank you|
|grass cuttings||animal waste|
|hedge trimmings||branches over 7.5cm (3 inches) wide or over 1.2m (4ft) long|
|tree trimmings||bricks and rubble|
|leaves||flower pots or plant trays|
|small branches||food waste including fruit and vegetables or peelings (including windfall fruit). This can go in your food waste caddy.|
|small plants||glass or metal|
|weeds||soil, turf or stones|
|chopped up Christmas trees||any item that should be in the recycling or general waste bin|
Sign up for garden waste collections
Buying a bin
To sign up for garden waste collections, you first need to buy a brown bin.
New brown bins are available in 240L and 140L sizes.
They cost £39 to buy.
You will then need to pay an annual collection charge. This covers 25 collections.
Your service begins once you have paid your annual fee. The renewal date will be one year from that point.
Type of charge
240L bin collection charge
140L bin collection charge
If you receive an income-related benefit, you may qualify for discounted charge.
How to order and pay
Before ordering a garden waste collection, please read our garden waste terms and conditions.
You can pay online by credit or debit card.
You can renew your garden waste collection subscription online up to 4 weeks before your renewal date. Please provide an up to date email address when you make your payment to receive a renewal reminder.
You can also check your renewal date using the same form.
We are no longer continuing with brown bin direct debit payments. If you pay for your brown bin by direct debit you can renew your garden waste subscription using the online form.
Renewal reminders are sent by email
Most customers using the brown bin service have access to emails and pay online.
If you do not have an email address (or that of someone else who could pass on a message to you) then you may find it helpful to make a note of when your annual subscription is due to be paid.
Update your address details
If you move house, make sure to tell us.
Report an issue
To report an issue, such as a missed bin, a broken bin, or a missing bin, please visit our bin issues page.