The garden waste payments page for the service is now open and the charging scheme has been amended to include compensation payments for the service suspension and delays to collections in 2021. The council apologises for the disruption.
Garden waste will be collected from Monday 21 February 2022 and finish on Friday 25 November 2022.
The garden waste collection service is available to all residents in Amber Valley except for residents who either have their waste collected in bags or use communal waste facilities.
The cost of the service to new subscribers will remain unchanged for 2022.
For garden waste customers who already have a bin, the cost of the collection service is:
New customers who wish to receive the garden waste service will pay:
Customers can order a second garden waste bin for their property and this will cost:
Customers that already have more than one garden waste bin will pay:
The council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the service suspensions during 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, closure of the waste transfer station and HGV driver shortages.
To compensate current subscribers for the missed garden waste collections due to the suspension, the council will reduce the cost of next years’ service. In total, 5 collections were not done due to the service suspension and 1 collection was not done due to the service delays following the restart.
Therefore, for renewing subscribers the reduced cost for 2022 will be:
If you have moved house since paying for the service in 2021 please ring in and pay over the phone (01773 841326) so the correct discount for your garden waste bin(s) can be applied.
Thank you for your understanding and patience in these unprecedented times.
The easiest way to pay for your garden waste bin is:
The garden waste payments page for the service is now open.
Paying early ensures customers have sufficient time to receive their 2022 tamper proof bin sticker and any new bin(s) they have ordered. Please note that at busy times it may take up to 15 working days to process requests to join the service.
Therefore, if customers are not signed up by early January 2022 they may not receive their sticker and or new bins before collections start.
Garden waste bins without a 2022 tamper proof sticker attached will not be emptied.
Customers can sign up for the garden waste service throughout the collection year. However, the cost of the service will remain at £45 for the year and will not be reduced for late payment.
Any missed garden waste collections due to payments not being received in time will not be refunded.
After paying for the 2022 service, customers will receive a letter from the council which contains their tamper proof garden waste bin sticker and collection dates.
The 2022 bin sticker must be fixed to the back of the garden waste bin to prove the collection fee has been paid. Any missed garden waste collections due to stickers not being placed on the bin, will not be refunded.
Customers can also use the bin collection dates page to find out when their garden waste bin will be emptied.
The garden waste bin collection dates are written on the back of the letter containing the 2022 sticker. Customers should keep their letter so they know when their garden waste bin will be collected.
If you are an existing customer and you do not wish to receive the garden waste service in 2022, please note that the council does not intend to remove your garden waste bin.
If you do not wish to use the garden waste service and would prefer to compost at home, you can purchase a discounted compost bin through the scheme run by Derbyshire County Council.
Participating in the garden waste service is beneficial to the environment and residents too! The service assists residents to get rid of their garden waste throughout the growing season.
Your garden waste is taken to a site in Derbyshire for composting. Using specialist equipment a waste contractor shreds and grades the garden waste. The shredded garden waste is then shaped into windrows to rot down to produce compost. At the end of the decomposition process the final product is a compost / soil improver that is re-used instead of being disposed of in a landfill site.
Each year, residents in Amber Valley help the council collect around 4,500 to 5,000 tonnes of garden waste.
Thank you for supporting this service!
Contact the team directly on 01773 841326 or email email@example.com