New subscriptions to the garden waste collection service are closed until further notice. Current subscriptions do no need to do anything and will be notified when subscriptions reopen.

The council anticipates higher levels of absence as COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to impact daily lives. This means having to prioritise council services based on the potential impact on health.

If staffing levels do fall as expected, employees will be redeployed to ensure green, general waste bins and hazardous waste continue to be collected.

Current subscriptions will not end on 31 May 2020 and we will continue to collect your brown bin as scheduled for as long as possible.

Please check this website and Wirral Council's Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date with any changes to your collections.

You can also take garden waste to your local rubbish tip free of charge. Please check the MRWA website or their social media @MerseysideRWA and @GoRecycleRight to check availability and opening times.

Collections

Bins are collected every other week.

Check your bin collection date

​Items allowed in your brown bin

  • Christmas tree: real trees only, and please chop up to ensure it fits in your bin
  • grass mowings
  • hedge cuttings
  • pruning
  • leaves
  • weeds
  • dead flowers

Please ensure all of your garden waste fits inside your bin.  Chop up hedge cuttings and pruning if necessary.

How else can I get rid of garden waste?

For composting advice and top tips, visit the Recycling Now website.

Are there any concessions?

As collections have been suspended as on Monday 30 March 2020, once collections resume, current subscribers to the garden waste collection service will receive at least 5 collections prior to having to subscribe again. This it to make up for missed collections between now and the end of the current subscription period (31 May 2020). 

At the moment, we do not know when the new subscription period will start.  Please keep an eye on the website and social media over the coming months for further information.

How will the waste collectors know I have subscribed to the service?

Collection vehicles, once running again, will have an electronic record of residents who have subscribed. You will also receive a permit, which should be fixed to your bin.

No collections over Christmas and New Year period

There will be no collections between 16 December 2019 and 13 January 2020 inclusive. Collections will restart on 14 January on your next scheduled collection day. 

Change of address

If you move house please tell us by using the change of address form. Refunds cannot be issued if you move out of the area.

Report a change of address

Can I get a refund if I cancel my subscription?

You have a right to cancel this service and obtain a full refund within 14 days of your subscription date. If you have received a collection within this period then a refund will not apply.

As collections have been suspended as on Monday 30 March 2020, once collections resume, current subscribers to the garden waste collection service will receive at least 5 collections prior to having to subscribe again. This it to make up for missed collections between now and the end of the current subscription period (31 May 2020).

Request a refund

Missed collections

Collections have been suspended from Monday 30 March 2020 due to the ongoing uncertain situation of COVID-19. The suspension of this service will ensure that residual and recycling collections are able to be maintained.