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Garden waste: green wheelie bin and brown sacks

Garden waste collections are fortnightly.

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 at your nearest 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 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)
  • cold wood ash

What not to put in your green bin

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

  • anything plastic including plant pots, bags, bottles or trays
  • food waste
  • soil, rubble and stones (this makes it too heavy and we will not be able to collect it, see the terms and conditions for more information)
  • paper and cardboard
  • dog faeces
  • cat litter
  • kitchen roll and tissues

Garden waste terms and conditions.