*We only have a limited supply of replacement garden waste bags at the community hubs, please continue to use your current bags where possible. We will have new garden waste bags available in 2019 for next year’s service.


Online registration for seasonal garden waste collection in 2018 is now closed. You can still register by calling 01633 644644 or visiting your local community hub. Please be aware that this year’s service ends on 30th November and it can take 2 weeks for your permit to arrive. Registrations for the 2019 service will open in February.


Each permit you purchase entitles you to a weekly garden waste collection for the period 1st April 2018 to 30th November 2018 from one brown garden waste bag.

The charge per permit is £18.00 and you may purchase as many permits as you require.

The link above will take you to My Monmouthshire where you first need to register.

If you’re already registered using My Monmouthshire, then you can use the same email and password to log-in.


Seasonal garden waste service:

The garden waste service is now a seasonal collection so there will be no garden waste collection after 30th November. In the future all garden waste will be collected separately to the food waste. The garden waste service was reviewed for cost effectiveness and service efficiency. During the winter months there is a substantial reduction in service usage making collections inefficient. As a response to increasing pressure on council budgets it was decided to provide a seasonal service at the same charge rather than a big price increase for a full year service.

View our FAQ leaflet for further information about the garden waste service.

How you can register and pay for the service:

  • Online
  • Over the phone: 01633 644705 (Open Monday-Thursday 9am- 5pm and Friday 9am – 4:30pm)
  • At your local Community Hub

Terms and Conditions

What happens once you have registered?

Please allow up to 14 days for your permit(s) to arrive by Royal Mail. Once you have your permit(s) showing in your bag(s) your garden waste can be collected.

New customers

Your permit(s) will arrive via the Royal Mail.

Please collect your brown bag(s) from your nearest Community Hub.

Place the permit inside the clear pocket of the brown bag. To avoid loss, please make sure that the pocket is sealed securely.

Existing customers

Your permit(s) will arrive via the Royal Mail.

Place the permit inside the clear pocket of your existing brown bag. To avoid loss, please make sure that the pocket is sealed securely.

Replacement brown bags

If you are new to the service or you need a replacement due to loss or damage:

Brown garden waste bag(s) can be collected from your nearest Community Hub.

Bag(s) can only be issued to customers with a valid contract.

The Council will replace up to two bags per year (due to loss or damage).


Useful Information

The following items are accepted in the garden waste bag:

Yes please: No thanks:
Grass cuttings soil, stones, gravel and rubble
Leaves and bark large branches or logs over 2” in diameter
Plants, weeds and cut flowers Japanese Knotweed and Common Ragwort
Twigs & small branches up to 2” in diameter Food waste
Vegetarian animal bedding cat, dog or bird waste/litter


Size of the brown bag – The dimensions for the brown garden waste bag are 45cm x 45cm x 50cm with a weight in the bottom of the bag.

Collection frequency – Garden waste is collected weekly for the period 1st April 2018 to 30th November 2018. The brown bag(s) must be on the kerbside by 7am on the morning of collection. Visit the local info page to find out your day of collection.

What happens to the garden waste after it is collected? – The garden and food waste is sent to an in vessel composting facility in Gloucestershire. The waste is turned into a soil fertiliser to be used on agricultural land. View our garden waste leaflet to find out more.

Why do we charge for this service? – There is no legislative duty to collect garden waste and we have to make a charge to recover the collection costs (it is not included in your council tax). View our FAQ flyer for more information about the garden waste charge.

Collection rules

All garden waste must be inside the bag (not overflowing). If it is overflowing the Council reserves the right to not empty the bags.

The garden waste bag must not be too heavy. The operative will have to lift the bag to shoulder height. There is no set weight limit. If the operative cannot safely lift the bag the council reserves the right to not empty the bag.


Home composting

Home composting your garden waste is an environmentally friendly option. You can buy a compost bin from your local garden centre.

Visit Recycle for Wales for more information about how to compost at home, including a beginners guide video.