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Garden waste bin

Garden waste licence

To get a green bin for garden waste you will need a licence. The service runs from 1 April to 31 March. The garden waste bin is a black wheelie bin with a green or black lid.

We collect garden waste every two weeks on the same day as your recycling.

The cost for 2021 to 2022 will be £35 per licence.

Register for garden waste collection

What goes in your green bin

We will collect:

  • bark and wood shavings

  • grass cuttings, hedge clippings and prunings

  • hay and straw from animal bedding of vegetarian pets, for example, rabbits, guinea pigs

  • leaves and plant material

  • wood ash

  • shrubs, flowers and houseplants

  • soil bound roots

  • tree trunks, twigs and branches up to 15 cm in diameter

  • weeds (non-invasive)

  • wind fallen fruit from a garden fruit tree

  • Christmas trees cut into 30cm sections and put inside bin

What not to put in your green bin

Do not put any of the following in your green bin:

  • anything plastic including plant pots, bags, bottles or trays
  • compost bags
  • cat litter, dog waste, dead animals
  • food waste (raw or cooked) including fruit, salad or vegetable peelings
  • household rubbish, DIY or hazardous waste
  • invasive weeds (eg Japanese Knotweed, Ragwort etc)
  • paper and cardboard
  • polystyrene
  • soil, turf, stone and rubble
  • timber, laminate and chipboard

Compost bins and water butts

The Recycle Now website has information on setting up a compost bin and using compost. 

We have teamed up with Get Composting to offer West Oxfordshire residents home composters and water butts at a discount.