Green Bin Collections To Start

Published Wednesday, 6th April 2016
Man pushing green wheelie bin to lorry
Green bin collection

Springtime is here! The new season signals the start of the green bin collection for Rotherham householders.

From Monday 4 April, residents are being encouraged to recycle their garden waste, alongside their blue boxes and paper recycling. During the growing season green bins will be collected every two weeks.

Rotherham Council’s Waste Collection Manager Bob Morrison is keen to stress the benefits of recycling green waste.

He said: “All of the organic garden material from our bins is taken to SJB Recycling’s treatment site at Aldwarke Lane, where it is composted and mixed with solid by-product from sewage treatment to produce a reusable resource, and is a great example of a sustainable life cycle.

“It is now being used by garden designers who have won awards under Royal Horticulture Society conditions.”

The type of waste that can be placed in a green bin is organic garden waste only. This includes grass cuttings, leaves, weeds, plants, garden prunings, thin branches no more than one inch diameter.

Items which shouldn’t be put into your green bin however include ferocious weeds such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and ragwort, food waste, cardboard, paper, plant pots and trays, rubble, stone, bricks, grow bags, metal, glass or plastic.

If any non-organic waste is found in your bin, then it won’t be emptied until that material has been removed.

If all your garden waste doesn’t fit in your green bin, you can take the excess to any of the Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Find out more about bins, rubbish and recycling