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.
- 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
- 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.
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.