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Garden waste

Garden waste goes in your brown wheelie bin. You can put out up to four wheeled bins.

We will only collect your garden waste if you have signed up to our Garden Waste Subscription Service.

Items we collect:

  • Grass, leaves and weeds 
  • Flowers and plants 
  • Hedge clippings 
  • Prunings and twigs 
  • Hay/straw (bedding from non-meat eating animals only including small animal faeces, for example, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs) 
  • Fruit/veg prunings from garden (no kitchen rubbish)

Items we do not collect:

  • Large branches 
  • Plastic or black bags
  • Paper (including paper used as bedding for your pet)
  • Soil, mud or rubble 
  • Plant pots 
  • Treated wood 
  • Large stones, bricks, paving slabs and soil 
  • Kitchen rubbish such as raw fruit and vegetable peelings 
  • Tea bags, egg shells, cardboard 
  • Animal rubbish or litter
  • Large branches and household timber with nails and screws inserted 
  • Nappies 
  • Waxed packaging and polythene 
  • Toxic rubbish and pesticides
  • Lolly sticks
  • Wooden cutlery
If you are waiting for a bin or permit after an order, or have a broken or lost bin in service you can report an issue.

Page last reviewed: 10 April 2024