Garden waste service

What to put in your garden bin

Please use your garden waste to dispose of leaves, weeds, tree prunings, shrub prunings, grass, hedge cuttings, short branches, twigs, garden plants and windfall fruit or home-grown vegetables (that have not been into the house/used in food preparation).

Please do not put the following in your brown bin:

  • food waste (including vegetable peelings)
  • large branches
  • large pieces of wood
  • soil or turf
  • pet waste
  • plant pots
  • biodegradable liners
  • plastic bags
  • cardboard
  • paper

If the crew report that your bin has the wrong items in it, we will not return before the next scheduled collection. You will also need to make sure you have removed the wrong items before you put it out again on your next scheduled collection.

Don't use liners, bags or sacks in your garden waste bin

Whilst we understand you wish to keep your bin clean, all garden waste must go into the bin loose.

The reprocessor cannot accept bags because they get entangled in the machinery that shreds the garden waste, and the shredded plastic also contaminates the compost which is produced.

Extra garden waste

We are not able to take any extra garden waste or empty bins that are overloaded or too heavy. 

If the crew report a bin as heavy/overloaded/has a raised lid we will not return until the next scheduled collection. Please ensure the extra waste is removed from the bin so it can be emptied the next time.

If you regularly have extra garden waste why not sign up for a second bin?