See which bin or container to use

  1. See which bin or container to use
  2. Using your green bin (You are here)
  3. Using your blue box
  4. Using your blue bag
  5. Using your black bin
  6. Recycling plastic and cartons
  7. Why we haven't collected your waste

Using your green bin

We can only accept organic garden waste in your green bin. Please don't put any other kind of rubbish in there

Recycle responsibly

Your green bin is for organic garden waste (plant materials) only. During the growing season we will collect your green bin every two weeks on the same day as your blue box and blue bag.

Green bin collections only take place between April and October. During winter you can take garden waste to any Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Check your collection date

You can put the following in your green bin:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Weeds (except things like Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and ragwort)
  • Flowers and plants
  • Garden prunings
  • Bark and wood shavings
  • Hedge clippings
  • Twigs and thin branches (chopped up as required, the bin lid must close)
  • Plant compost (small amounts only)
  • Real Christmas trees (chopped up as required, the bin lid must close)

You must not put the following in your green bin:

  • Any food waste
  • Cardboard or paper
  • Plastic bags (even if they are biodegradable)
  • Plant pots and trays
  • Rubble, stone or bricks
  • Grow bags
  • Metal, glass or plastic
  • Anything other than organic garden waste
  • No animal bedding ( hay, straw, sawdust or shredded paper etc)

If any non-organic waste is found in your bin, we won't empty it until this has been removed.

If all your garden waste will not fit in your green bin, you can take the excess to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Find your nearest recycling centre

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