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Garden waste: green wheelie bin and brown sacks

To get a green bin for garden waste you will need a licence. They cost £30 and are valid from 1 April to 31 March.

Pay for a garden waste licence

Once you have paid you will receive your licence within ten days. Please read the full garden waste terms and conditions.

What to put in your green bin

We can collect the following:

  • grass cuttings
  • leaves, bark and tree prunings
  • twigs and small branches up to 5cm (2in) across
  • tree stumps up to 10cm (4in) across
  • bedding from vegetarian pets, for example, rabbits and guinea pigs
  • cut flowers
  • plants and weeds
  • windfalls from the garden
  • vegetable waste from the garden
  • real Christmas trees (cut into 2 to 3ft sections and remove decorations)
  • kitchen roll and tissues
  • food waste
  • cold wood ash

What not to put in your green bin

Please do not put the following things in your green bin:

  • soil, rubble and stones
  • paper and cardboard
  • dog faeces
  • cat litter