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Leeds has almost 342,000 households and, as seven out of eight UK homes have a garden, which means there could be nearly 300,000 domestic gardens in the West Yorkshire capital. The shape, size, and style vary greatly – from small front yards of back-to-back terraces in Burley and Harehills to large lawns of homes in green suburbs like Alwoodley and Horsforth.

Every garden needs regular maintenance, whatever its size. At Divert we provide reliable garden waste collections in Leeds for homes and businesses across the city. Get rid of any waste from your garden with ease and in an environmentally friendly way, as we divert it away from landfill.

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We can help with a complete garden clearance if you’re undertaking a big renovation project or simply remove a few bags of grass cuttings after mowing the lawn. Our services include the removal of garden waste in Leeds, such as:  

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Flowers, plants, and leaves
  • Bark, branches, and twigs
  • Wood chippings
  • Sheds
  • Garden furniture
  • Fencing and decking
  • Soil, gravel, and brick rubble (from garden walls)

Get a free quote for garden waste collection in Leeds today – call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online.

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How garden waste removal in Leeds works

Provide a few details about the types and amount of garden waste you need to get rid of and where from in Leeds. We’ll give you a free no obligation quote with fixed prices and can book your garden clearance. Simply ensure your waste is bagged up if required and in an accessible place.

One of our purple vans or trucks and two of our team will come out and remove your garden waste at the agreed time and date. They’re not gardeners so can’t mow your lawn or cut branches off your trees, but they will lift, carry, and load everything into the van to save you the effort.

Then they’ll take your garden waste to a waste transfer station in Leeds. Here it’s checked and sorted, so the likes of garden furniture, fences, and sheds are separated then treated and recycled separately. As much as possible is diverted away from landfill, so most of the green waste will go to a local composting site.

Here all the grass cuttings, plants, leaves, bark, and other green waste are added to huge compost piles. These are turned regularly and can reach temperatures of 60°C, which speeds up the process compared to home composting. The resulting compost is used for agricultural and other applications.

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Who needs a garden clearance in Leeds?

Homes across Leeds with any size, shape, and type of outdoor space can benefit from a garden clearance. If you’ve just moved into a new property you might need some help clearing the garden, or you could just be getting it ready for spring and find you fill lots of bags with green waste.

We can provide garden waste disposal services in Leeds for all types and amounts of waste. Leeds City Council provides free brown garden waste bins but only in specific areas and during limited times. If you’re not eligible or have excess waste for your brown bin, our garden clearance services provide the perfect solution.

Many businesses in Leeds also need garden waste removal services. Hotels, private parks, pubs with beer gardens, and more must have garden waste collected by licensed waste carriers. Our drivers at Divert are all licensed waste carriers who can reliably and safely remove garden waste from:

  • Households

    Homeowners and renters with a garden, yard, or outside space that need green waste, an old shed, outdoor furniture, or fencing removed.


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  • Offices

    Getting rid of grass cuttings for any lawns related to an office or any plants and outside furniture.

  • Pubs

    Helping to keep beer gardens in a good condition for summer and remove any broken furniture or other green waste at the end of the season. 


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    Keeping hotel gardens looking good by removing grass, hedge, tree cuttings, and more green waste.


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Local recycling centres in Leeds

Residents can take garden waste to eight household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in Leeds. They also accept garden chemicals from households. You’ll need a permit if you take your green waste in a commercial vehicle (such as a van) or with a trailer.

Commercial garden waste can only be taken to the HWRCs in Kirkstall and Seacroft. You must be a licensed waste carrier and there’s a charge to dispose of garden waste from businesses (including by landlords). There’s currently a minimum charge of £27.54 to dispose of commercial garden waste at any HWRC in Leeds and £45.30 per tonne.

All HWRCs in Leeds are run by Leeds City Council and the opening times and contact details are the same.

Opening hours

Between 31 October 2022 to 26 March 2023 – 8am to 4pm

Between 27 March 2023 to 29 October 2023 – 8am to 6pm

Contact details

Email – [email protected]

  • Kirkstall HWRC

    Evanston Avenue 



    LS4 2HR​

  • Meanwood HWRC

    Meanwood Road



    LS7 2LP

  • Middleton HWRC

    Holme Well Road



    LS10 4TQ

  • Otley (Ellar Ghyll) HWRC

    Bradford Road


    LS21 3DN

  • Pudsey HWRC

    Richardshaw Road

    Grangefield Industrial Estate


    LS28 6LG

  • Seacroft HWRC

    Limewood Road



    LS14 1LU

  • Wetherby (Thorp Arch) HWRC

    Thorp Arch Industrial Estate


    LS23 7BJ

  • Yeadon HWRC

    Milner’s Road



    LS19 7JE

Leeds City Council garden waste collections

Leeds City Council provides free garden waste bins to around 217,000 homes across the city. You can check if you’re eligible with the online bin day checker. These collections empty around 29,662 tonnes of garden waste each year, which is composted locally and used for farming, horticulture and land restoration projects across Leeds.

Brown bin collections in Leeds are fortnightly and only run between early March to early December. Households are limited to one brown bin. Those not eligible for a brown bin in Leeds can apply for a free garden waste collection by Leeds City Council, but slots are limited and only available for four items or four lots of double-bagged garden waste.

You can use your brown bin in Leeds for grass, hedge cuttings, leaves, flowers, plants, and more green waste. However, you cannot put any thick branches, soil, compost, rubble, plastics, garden furniture, fencing, pet bedding, or food waste in your garden waste bin in Leeds.

Why use Divert for garden clearance in Leeds?

Easily get your garden in order with Divert. Our expert garden clearance services in Leeds can remove all types and amounts of waste from your outdoor space so it’s looking clean and tidy in no time. All the manual lifting and carrying is done by our team to save you effort and time.

Get a free no obligation quote tailored to your specific needs and with fixed prices for a clear idea of how much your Leeds garden clearance will cost. Whether you simply want a few extra bags of hedge cuttings removed from your home garden or sheds, fencing, and outdoor furniture collecting from your Leeds business, we offer an effective solution.

As much garden waste as possible is diverted away from landfill to help keep Leeds as green as Golden Acre Park and save you money on landfill tax. We’re also based in Yorkshire so know the city well, which helps us provide fast, flexible, and cost-effective garden waste collections in Leeds.

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Get a free quote for garden waste removal in Leeds based on the type and amount of waste you need collecting – call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online. Speak to one of our friendly and expert team if you’ve got any questions or want advice about getting rid of garden waste anywhere in Leeds.

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Leeds garden clearance FAQs

  • farm waste collection Where can I book garden waste collection in Leeds?

    Book garden waste collection anywhere in Leeds for your home or business. We can help clear gardens in Little London and Woodhouse out to Rawdon and Rothwell, covering surrounding towns and villages such as Otley. Arrange garden waste collection in Leeds in areas such as: 

    • Leeds city centre (LS1)
    • Woodhouse and Little London (LS2)
    • Burley and Kirkstall (LS3 and LS4)
    • Headingley, Hyde Park, and Meanwood (LS6)
    • Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, and Sheepscar (LS7)
    • Roundhay, Harehills, and Oakwood (LS8)
    • Burmantofts, East End Park, and Halton Moor (LS9)
    • Hunslet, Middleton, and Stourton (LS10)
    • Beeston, Cottingley, and Holbeck (LS11)
    • Armley, Wortley, and New Farnley (LS12)
    • Bramley, Moorside, and Rodley (LS13)
    • Seacroft, Thorner, and Killingbeck (LS14)
    • Cross Gates, Colton, and Temple Newsham (LS15)
    • Adel, Cookridge, Lawnswood, and Bramhope (LS16)
    • Alwoodley, Moortown, Shadwell, and Harewood (LS17)
    • Horsforth (LS18)
    • Yeadon, Rawdon, and Carlton (LS19)
    • Guiseley (LS20)
    • Otley (LS21)
    • Methley, Rothwell, and Woodlesford (LS26)
    • Morley, Churwell, and Gildersome (LS27)
  • farm waste collection How do I get rid of garden waste in Leeds?

    There are a few ways you can get rid of garden waste in Leeds from your home:

    • Put garden waste in your brown household waste bin for Leeds City Council to collect if your home has one.
    • Book a garden waste collection with Leeds City Council if you don’t have a brown bin. This is free but slots are limited, and you can only get rid of four bags of green waste.
    • Visit your nearest HWRC in Leeds to dispose of domestic garden waste.
    • Arrange a garden waste clearance in Leeds with Divert. Book it in at a time and date that suits your schedule for the removal of green waste, garden furniture, rubble, and more.
  • farm waste collection What can I put in my brown bin in Leeds?

    Leeds City Council provides free brown bins for more than 200,000 households. These are for garden waste and are collected fortnightly between early March and early December. You can put the following types of garden waste in your brown bin:

    • Flowers and plants
    • Grass cuttings
    • Hedge trimmings
    • Leaves
    • Twigs and small branches (up to 3cm thick)
    • Windfall fruit

    You cannot use a brown bin in Leeds for branches thicker than 3cm, rubble, soil, or compost, pet waste or bedding, food waste, Ragwort, Japanese knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, and Giant Hogweed.