Most households have alternate weekly collections of recycling collections one week, and waste collections the next. Some households also have garden waste collections, where we empty one garden waste bin for free.

Garden waste collection season

In 2019 the garden waste collection season is from the beginning of April to the end of November; check your garden waste collection dates via our online waste collection calendar.

Please ensure that your garden waste bin is ready for collection by 7.00am.

All York residents can also dispose of garden waste by visiting Hazel Court HWRC or Towthorpe HWRC.

New or replacement green bins

Order a new or replacement green wheeled bin - see costs for a new or replacement green bin.

Buy a waste container

Please note: You'll need to register with our Do It Online service to be able to order a waste container online.

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 must be inside the bin, so please chop them up Christmas decorations
Plain paper bags 'Compostable' plastic

Additional garden waste subscription scheme

You can 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 will also collect your garden waste. Please contact St Nicks for details of what they collect and how to present it for collection.

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