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