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There are around 83,000 households in York and government research suggests one in eight UK households don’t have a garden. That means there could be somewhere in the region of 70,000 domestic gardens across York. Each one is different, but they all need a bit of maintenance that creates all sorts of green waste.

At Divert we offer garden clearance for York residents with any size garden. We can collect a wide range of green waste and dispose of it responsibly, diverting it away from landfill to protect the local environment. Find a cost-effective solution whether you’re undertaking a big garden renovation project or simply tidying up your green space for summer.


Garden Waste Collection In York

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York garden waste

We collect all sorts of garden waste from York homes, including:

  • 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 clearance in York today – call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online.

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How garden waste removal works in York

Start by telling us the types and amount of garden waste you need removing, when you want it collected, and where your garden is in York. We’ll provide a free quote and if you’re happy with it will book in your collection. We’re not gardeners though, so we ask that everything’s bagged up before we arrive.

One of our purple trucks or vans will come out to your garden anywhere in York and the surrounding region at the agreed time. One or two of our team will do all the heavy lifting and load your garden waste into the vehicle, saving you from any backbreaking work.

Most of your garden waste is then transported to a local composting site in and around York. These sites operate similarly to composting in your garden but on a much larger and faster scale. Green waste such as grass and hedge trimmings, plants, flowers, and more are added to large compost piles.

They’re turned regularly and reach temperatures of 60°C. At the end of the process, the compost is screened and graded then used for agricultural and other purposes. Garden waste such as old sheds, fences, and furniture is taken to other recycling facilities where the wood is treated and reused or recycled.


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 Who needs on-demand garden waste removal in York?

Anyone living in York and the surrounding towns and villages with a garden of any shape and size needs garden waste at some point. Maybe you’re cutting back some overgrown bushes, chopping down a tree, or clearing out your outdoor furniture. Regular garden maintenance to one-off projects and renovations all create waste.

You can’t throw away any garden waste in your general waste or recycling bins at home in York though. The City of York Council offers garden waste collections but only to certain households at specific times of the year on a fortnightly basis. If you’re not eligible, have more waste than fills the bin, or need removals at another time of year, we can help.

At Divert we also offer commercial garden waste removal services to businesses across York. Many organisations have gardens and you must arrange commercial waste collections of any waste it produces, from grass cuttings to fruit fall. We provide garden waste removal in York for:

  • Households

    Terraces, semi and detached homes, bungalows, and more.

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  • Offices

    Maintain any small patches of grass outside offices.

  • Pubs

    Prepare beer gardens in advance and maintain them across summer.

  • Hotels

    Looking after any relaxing outdoor space in hotel and spa gardens.


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Local recycling centres in York

You can take domestic garden waste to the two main recycling centres in York – Hazel Court Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) and Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC. Both accept garden waste, soil, turf, and wood. However, you can only take brick and rubble from old garden walls to Hazel Court HWRC and a charge applies.

Hazel Court HWRC also accepts commercial garden waste, but Towthorpe and Strensall does not. You need to be a licensed waste carrier to drop off any garden waste from commercial activities in York. Divert provide a quick, easy, and reliable commercial garden waste removal service.


  • Hazel Court HWRC

    Opening hours

    Between October and March – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Between April and September – Mondays to Saturdays: 8.30am to 7.00pm, Sundays: 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    1 Hazel Court


    YO10 3DS

    Telephone: 01904 551550

    Email: [email protected]

  • Towthorpe and Strensall HWRC

    Opening hours

    Open Thursday to Tuesday (closed on Wednesdays).

    March – 8.30am to 5.00pm, April to September – 8.30am to 7.00pm, October – 8.30am to 5.00pm, November to February – 8.30am to 4.00pm

    Address and contact details

    Moor Lane



    YO32 9ST

    Telephone: 01904 551551

    Email: [email protected]

City of York Council garden waste collections

Fortnightly garden waste collections in York are provided by the City of York Council to some eligible households for free. These only run from the middle of March until early December. You must use one green wheelie bin to store your waste before collection but they don’t accept soil, turf, rubble, or large branches.

Households that need an extra green bin collecting for garden waste removal in York can sign up for the additional garden waste subscription scheme. There’s a charge for each extra bin collected and the fees are updated every February. For 2023 the costs are £43 for each additional bin per season. 

Use the waste collection calendar to find out if your home is eligible for council garden waste collection in York.

Why use Divert for garden clearance in York?

Get rid of your green waste and any old sheds, fencing, and outdoor furniture quickly, easily, and responsibly with Divert. Our garden clearance services cover all of York and the surrounding towns and villages. We can collect and remove everything from a few bags of grass cuttings to entire sheds, decking, and more.

See how much you could save with a free no obligation quote for garden clearance in York. Tell us what you need removing, when, and where from for a tailored quote with fixed prices that include all labour costs. Both commercial and domestic garden waste can be cleared across York.

We’re based in York too, so know the cathedral city well and deliver a truly local service – from our drivers knowing the narrow city centre streets to our customer service team working out the best solutions. You can rest assured that all your garden waste is disposed of in a truly green way as we divert as much waste as possible away from landfill.


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I can highly recommend Divert. After a bit of a dilemma this company has restored my faith in humanity. You’ve tried the rest now try the best you will not be disappointed.

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Arrange garden waste collection in York

Get your free quote for garden waste collection in York today and book removal of any green waste. Call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online for a fast and flexible solution to get rid of your domestic or commercial garden waste in York responsibly. If you’ve got any questions then one of our friendly experts will be happy to help.

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York garden clearance FAQs

  • green waste disposal Where can I book garden waste collection in York?

    We cover all of York and the surrounding areas. You can book garden waste collection in York whether you live centrally close to Dean’s Park, just outside the city walls, or in surrounding towns and villages such as Askham Bryan, Bishopthorpe, and Flaxton. Arrange garden waste collection wherever you live or work as we cover: 

    • York city centre (YO1)
    • Heslington and Osbaldwick (YO10)
    • Dunnington, Escrick (YO19)
    • Bishopthorpe, Upper and Nether Poppleton (YO23)
    • Acomb, Dringhouses (YO24)
    • Bootham, Clifton (YO30)
    • Heworth, Layerthorpe (YO31)
    • Haxby, Wigginton (YO32)
    • Elvington, Stamford Bridge (YO41)
    • Pocklington, Barmby Moor (YO42)
    • Boroughbridge (YO51)
    • Sheriff Hutton (YO60)
    • Easingwold (YO61)
    • Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside (YO62)
  • green waste disposal What can I put in my green bin in York?

    If the City of York Council provides you with a green bin for garden waste you can use it for:

    • Grass cuttings and hedge clippings
    • Leaves, bark, twigs, and small branches
    • Garden plants and flowers
    • Non-invasive weeds
    • Windfall fruit
    • Cut flowers, house plants, and dried flowers
    • Chopped-up Christmas trees and natural wreaths
    • Straw bedding from small vegetarian pets (like rabbits and guinea pigs)
  • green waste disposal Do I need to be there for garden clearance in York?

    You don’t need to be in for garden clearance in York. However, all your garden waste must be in an accessible location and you need to tell us of any access codes in advance, so our drivers can collect your waste. If you’re not in and we can’t access your waste, then it could result in a missed collection.

    Call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online and one of our friendly team can arrange garden clearance in York whether you’re in or out.