Garden waste service available in #Epsom & #Ewell
22nd April 2020
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Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is now accepting new subscriptions to its garden waste collection service 

The service was temporarily suspended to allow the council to focus on collecting of household waste and recycling due to increased staffing pressures amid the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Councillor Neil Dallen, Chair of the Environment and Safe Communities Committee, said: “We are delighted to be able to resume the garden waste collection service after only three week’s suspension. This complements the existing household waste and recycling collections which have remained constant thanks to the diligence of our waste and recycling team.” 

“With the lockdown and the fine weather we have been experiencing, many residents are spending more time gardening and I am delighted we can now accept additional households into the service”. 

The council is also keen for more households to use this service following an increase in complaints about bonfires. 

Councillor Neil Dallen added “With people at home, and Covid-19 being a respiratory issue, we hope people will be considerate of their neighbours at this time and not burn garden waste. This will ensure vulnerable people and those with respiratory problems are protected as well as reducing any potential impact on emergency services”.


  • The garden waste collection is a paid for but non-statutory service. 
  • The service costs £57.70 per year (if paid by Direct Debit) for a fortnightly collection.
  • Details of subscriptions and collection dates are on the council website  
  • Where collections were temporarily suspended, subscriptions have been extended by four weeks to ensure customers receive the full twelve months of collections that have been paid for.
  • While the council are hopeful a subsequent suspension of the garden waste service will not be required, should it be necessary in order to prioritise essential waste and recycling collections, customers will be informed immediately


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