Garden waste

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We collect the contents of your wheelie bin with orange lid for your garden waste every three weeks, between March and November.

Three-weekly collections of garden waste for phase one households will start from Monday 19 June. For all other households, it will start from February 2024.

Check your collection dates

Yes please:

  • grass, leaves and most weeds
  • plants and flowers
  • garden fruit
  • shrub cuttings and hedge clippings
  • small branches and twigs
  • bedding from rabbits, guinea pigs, small herbivore pets, as long as it’s clean and free from animal faeces (that is, ‘animal poo’) 

No thank you:

  • Soil, turf, logs, stones or rubble
  • Invasive weeds, such as Japanese knotweed or Ragwort
  • Animal faeces (that is, ‘animal poo’)
  • Any garden furniture, whether plastic or wooden, such as garden chairs
  • Any hard plastic items, such as pots or trays
  • Any soft plastic items, such as compost or topsoil bags
  • Tyres
  • Polystyrene
  • Cardboard
  • DIY waste

If your bin contains items that shouldn't be there, we won’t collect its contents. Instead, we’ll place a tag on it. Please take a look at the tag and follow the guidance.

Request a bin for your garden waste

What happens to your garden waste?

Your garden waste is turned into compost at our in-house facility located at Docks Way, then mainly used in parks and public gardens, and as a soil conditioner in household gardens.