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Garden Waste Recycling Service

Veolia are offering residents across the city a chargeable Garden Waste Recycling Service. Find out more here.

Recycling your garden waste is really easy with our chargeable Garden Waste Recycling Service.

The service is really easy to use and once signed up you will receive fortnightly green bin collections until November 2014. Click here to find out how much the service costs.

Help us to recycle as much green waste as possible in your green bin.

Yes please

  • Grass mowings
  • Hedge and Plant clippings
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Small branches
  • Twigs
  • Weeds and cut flowers
  • Chipped bark

Please do not put any of the items below in your green bin as they cannot be accepted at the composting facility and your green bin will not be collected.

No thanks

  • Food waste
  • Household waste
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Plant pots and garden gnomes
  • Plastic bags and packaging
  • Soil, stones, rubble and sawdust
  • Waste from professional gardeners
  • Pond Weeds and residues
  • Mulch 

To join and pay for the service 

You can join and pay for the service by ringing our Call Centre between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday on: 0114 273 4567. Press ‘option 1’, then ‘option 1’ again for Veolia and then press ‘option 3’ for our Garden Waste Recycling Service order line.

Our customer service team will take your address and payment details. You can pay using most debit or credit cards.

Alternatively, you can email your contact details to or click here to complete an enquiry form and we will call you back to take your payment.

Once payment has been received, a green bin will be delivered to your property (if you don’t already have one).   You will also receive through the post a collection calendar and a ‘paid’ sticker’ for you to display on your bin.

For full terms and conditions, click here  

Can I recycle my garden waste for free?

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Garden waste can be recycled for free at any of the five Household Waste Recycling Centres located across the City. To find your nearest site, please click here.

Home Composting

Home composting transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a nutrient rich food for your garden. Compost is easy to make and improves your soil’s condition which helps your plants and flowers grow. All you need to get started is a compost bin and some outdoor space. To find out how to buy a discounted compost bin, please click here

What happens to your garden waste? 

Garden waste collected in Sheffield is processed within South Yorkshire . The green waste is turned into soil conditioner/compost and used by commercial landscapers and local authorities.

Here is how they do it:

  1. Garden waste is delivered to Blackburn Meadows where it is shredded.
  2. The shredded garden waste is put into large piles.
  3. The garden waste generates heat as it breaks down into compost. This process kills any unwanted bacteria.
  4. The piles are then turned regularly to help bring in air to the composting process.
  5. After around 12 weeks, the compost is ready to be used as a soil conditioner.

How can we help?

We welcome your feedback on the services we offer. Please contact us on the number below for assistance. Call: 0114 273 4567

Call Centre opening times
Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm

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