The service will run from 9 May 2020 for 12 months.
If you have signed up for the service, your fortnightly collection will start on a Saturday.
Check your first fortnightly collection day
Garden waste bin sticker
If you have already signed up and paid for the service, the sticker originally issued to you will be valid for 12 months from the start of the service. This will make sure you receive the collections you have signed up for.
Garden waste service
Please make sure you sign up and pay for the service if you need your garden waste bin emptied and have not done so already.
You can order a bin if you don't have a garden waste bin or you require an additional garden waste bin.
It will cost £70 for one garden waste bin to be collected for the year.
If you need more than one garden waste bin collected, there will be a cost of £50 a year for each additional bin collected.
How the service works
The paid for fortnightly service will run for 12 months.
We will make around 23 collections over the year.
If you sign up part way through the year, you'll receive a reduced number of collections.
Green garden waste bins
Garden waste will only be collected from a Barnet issued green-coloured garden waste bin. Garden waste will not be accepted in your black refuse or blue recycling bin for collection.
Manage your collection
Stickers for green garden waste bins
When you sign up for the service you will get 1 sticker for every green garden waste bin you pay to have collected.
The stickers show our collection crews you have paid to have your garden waste collected.
Only Barnet issued green-coloured garden waste bins with a sticker will be emptied.
Please place your sticker on the centre of your garden waste bin lid so it can be clearly seen.
The collection crews will only empty garden waste bins that have a sticker.
Your sticker will have your address on it.
You can request a replacement sticker if your sticker is
- lost or
- you have not received it within 14 working days of signing up
Replacing damaged stickers
If you need to replace a damaged sticker, please have a photo ready to upload to show proof of damage.
You will need your BAR reference number to complete this form. You can find this on your email confirmation we sent you when you fist signed up for the service.
If you have signed up to the service and believe your garden waste bin collection has been missed, you can report it.
Renewing your collection
We will email you a reminder to renew your garden waste service each year.
Cancel your collection
You will need to contact us to cancel your collection.
For full details on service cancellations please check our terms and conditions (PDF)
If you have an assisted collection and you sign up to the paid for garden waste collection service, your assisted collections will continue.
If you need and do not currently have an assisted collection you can apply online.
What to do with your garden waste and green bins if you don't sign up
You can compost your garden waste.
You are welcome to keep your green bin. We are looking at options to collect unwanted green bins.
Green garden waste bins can not be used for recycling and refuse collections.
Why collections are changing
We will be reinvesting money raised into environmental services around the borough, investing in roads and pavements, improving our street cleaning operations, fitting LED bulbs to street lights and helping to make much-needed cost savings for the council.
217 UK authorities now charge annually for garden waste bin collections. This includes all of our neighbouring boroughs, who have also moved to fortnightly collections for refuse. While we are moving to chargeable garden waste collections, unlike our neighbours we will be sticking to the weekly collections of both black and blue bins.