Garden Waste

If you have presented your garden waste bin and it has not been collected then please report a missed collection using our online form.

If you are unable to home compost your garden waste you can either register for the garden waste wheeled bin service or the garden waste compostable sack service.

Please note that garden waste collection days may vary from other collection days, and will not be affected by bank holidays. Veolia will confirm your collection day with you during the registration process. 

How to join the scheme

If you would like to join the wheeled bin service, please download and print off the relevant documents from the Most Popular Downloads - Garden Waste at the bottom of this page. Completed forms can be returned to Veolia using the Freepost address provided. Alternatively contact Veolia on 0203 5676955.

Please note that forms must be posted back and cannot be hand delivered as Veolia’s sites do not have public access.

If you have purchased the compostable garden waste sacks, you can register your address by either:

  • Completing the online form
  • Completing the registration card enclosed with the sacks
  • Contacting Veolia on 0203 5676955

How much does it cost?

Charges for Garden Waste Collection
Service Fee
Garden waste sacks (roll of 10) £6.20
240 litre Garden waste bin (to purchase)* £27.75
52 week garden waste permit (March-March) - annual payment by direct debit £41.50
52 week garden waste permit (March - March) - payment by cheque/postal order £49.80

*After you have bought the wheeled bin you will also need to buy a 52 week permit for collections to take place. Please note: Customers re-registering, who have previously purchased a garden waste bin from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's former contractor, do not need to purchase a new garden waste bin from Veolia.


The 52 week collection service commences 7/3/16.

Please note that receptacles should not be presented earlier than the evening before collection, and should not be placed on the public footpath or grass verge or road or you may be liable to a Fixed Penalty Notice.

What garden waste can be collected for composting?


Yes Please No Thank You
Grass cuttings Stones and soil
Leaves Food waste of any kind - including fruit and vegetable peelings
Tree, shrub and rose prunings Plastic bags of any kind
Branches (up to 12 inches long and 1 inch diameter - e.g. broom handle width)* Pre-treated wood
Cut flowers Concrete and bricks
Weeds Metal and glass

*Larger branches can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres for composting.

Where Can I Buy Compostable Garden Waste Sacks?

Garden waste sacks are £6.20 for a roll of 10.

All Library Branches
Leigh-on-Sea
Biggy's, 121 Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea
Daves Hardware, 120 Eastwood Old Road
D & C News, 179 Elmsleigh Drive
Home and Car, 105 Broadway West, Leigh-on-Sea
Pails & Tails, 163 Rayleigh Road, Eastwood
Shoeburyness & Thorpe Bay
Longstaffs, 59 West Road, Shoeburyness
Nisa Extra (Honeycomb Supermarket), The Broadway, Thorpe Bay
Post Office, George Street, Shoeburyness
Southend-on-Sea
Hari Food & Wine, 174 London Road
Toby's Food & Wine, 15 Cluny Square
Bournes Green Post Office, 33 Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Harveys, 175 South Avenue
Herbies (opp park), Lifstan Way
Londis, 749-751 Southchurch Road
Spar, 151 Woodgrange Drive
Clarks, 181 Hamstel Road
Westcliff-on-Sea
B.Kam, 15 Station Road
Just the Job, 314 London Road 
Chalkwell Pet Foods, (Home Delivery Service), 495 London Road
Kaydons, 128 Hobleythick Lane
Kynastons, 454 London Road

Page last updated: 11/11/2016