Update on garden waste collections
Garden waste collections have now come to an end. Collections will resume in April 2021.
Collecting garden waste
Some households also have garden waste collections, where we empty one garden waste bin for free.
Garden waste collection season
We collect garden waste each year from the beginning of April to towards the end of November.
Check your garden waste collection dates via our online waste collection calendar.
Make sure you put your garden waste bin out between 7.00pm on the day before collection and 7.00am on your collection day.
If you live in York, you can also dispose of your garden waste at:
New or replacement green bins
Items suitable for your garden waste bin
|Yes please||No thanks|
|Leaves and bark||Soil, turf, rubble, coal, BBQ charcoal|
|Grass cuttings and hedge clippings||Nappies|
|Cut flowers and house plants||Plastic, paper, cardboard and other packaging|
|Garden plants and flowers||General household rubbish|
|Windfall fruit||Food or other kitchen waste|
|Twigs and small branches||Large whole branches|
|Non-invasive garden weeds||Invasive weeds such as Japanese knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Ragwort (seek advice on safe disposal from the Environment Agency)|
|Pot plant compost||Plant pots|
|Straw bedding from small vegetarian pets, such as rabbits||Pet and animal waste from cats and dogs|
|Christmas trees and wreaths (chopped up so they fit inside your bin)||Christmas decorations|
|Plain paper bags||'Compostable' plastic|
Additional garden waste subscription scheme
Subscribe to our additional garden waste scheme - we calculate the cost per extra bin.
St Nicks garden waste collections
If St Nicks collect your recycling, they also collect your garden waste.
Contact St Nicks directly for details of:
- what they collect
- how to present it for collection
Missed garden waste collections
If your collection has been missed, check our waste collection updates for details of any known service issues.
See details of how we deal with missed garden waste collections.