Green lidded garden waste bin

Please note that garden waste sacks are no longer being issued or collected.

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What goes in?

You can put various types of garden waste in your green lidded wheelie bin.

Yes, put it in!No, leave it out
  • Grass cuttings and hedge clippings
  • Cuttings and prunings
  • Leaves, tree bark, and twigs
  • Small branches (up to 2.5cm in width)
  • Flowers, plants and weeds*
  • Soil and rubble
  • Wood (logs and large branches)
  • Paper or cardboard
  • Plastic (including plastic bags)
  • Food

Soil and rubble can be taken to your local tip (household waste recycling centre). You can also buy compost from the household waste recycling centres.

* There are special arrangements for the disposal of noxious and invasive weeds. Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed are the most noxious but there are others that mustn’t go in, for example, Common Ragwort, Broadleaved Dock, Curled Leave Dock, Spear and the Spear Thistle. Contact Serco for advice if you're unsure

Need a green lidded wheelie bin?

If you don't have a garden waste bin, you can buy one by contacting Serco.

Home composting

Home composting is an environmentally friendly way to deal with some of your food and garden waste. It is easy to do and produces nutrient-rich compost for your flower beds and window boxes.

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