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Garden waste bin

Garden waste collections are fortnightly (with the exception of the Christmas and New Year period when collections are usually suspended).

To get a green bin for garden waste you will need a licence. 

Sign up

Our garden waste collection service has now reached its maximum subscription/collection capacity and we are unable to issue any new or additional licences or sacks for the remainder of the year.

The sign up process for 2022 to 2023 will resume from mid February 2022 where licences will be available to purchase online again.

You can recycle garden waste for free at Dix Pit household waste recycling centre

Composting garden waste

As an alternative to the garden waste service we recommend having a home composter.  Discounted bins are available to buy from the Get Composting website.

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