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Green bin and garden waste

Green bin and garden waste

Your green bin should be only used for garden waste such as leaves, grass cuttings and hedge trimmings. All garden waste should be placed loose inside the green bin, not bagged or wrapped.

The following items SHOULD be placed inside your green bin:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Tree and shrub prunings    
  • Leaves 
  • Weeds
  • Windfall fruit
  • Old flowers and plants
  • Small branches

The following items SHOULD NOT be placed inside your green bin:

  • Food and kitchen waste
  • Plastic packaging
  • Plant pots
  • Animal waste and bedding    
  • Soil and rubble
  • General household waste

Please note that your green waste bin will not be emptied if it has been over-filled or is too heavy to move safely.If you bin is too full, you can always take your extra garden waste to one of the two tips available.

Tip information

Collection information

Your bin must be outside your home by 7.00 am on your collection day. You must also make sure bins are brought back to their usual storage location by the end of the collection day so that you do not obstruct the highway.

Seasonal changes to green bin collections

For most of the year, we will empty one green garden waste bin every fortnight free of charge. We change to monthly collections during December, January, February when people are producing less garden waste. Once collected this waste is sent for composting.

Changes to Green Waste Service 2018

Rutland County Councillors have approved the introduction of an annual charge for green waste services.

The decision was taken at a meeting of our Full Council on 11 September 2017 and will come into effect from April 2018. The scheme will be optional for those who want the Council to carry on collecting their green bins and the charge will be £35 per green bin, per year.

For more information about this change, please see our Green Waste Service page.

Purchase a second green bin

Up to two additional green bins can be purchased for a one off charge of £39 per bin. Please contact our Customer Services on 01572 722 577 if you would like to purchase an additional green bin

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