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Green bin guide and information

Green bin guide and information

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.

Go to our Green Waste Service page if you haven't signed up for the new green bin collection service.

The following items SHOULD be placed inside your green bin:            

  • Grass cuttings

  • Hedge clippings

  • Twigs and small branches    

  • Weeds with soil shaken off 

  • Flowers and plants

  • Leaves and bark

  • Windfall fruit

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

  • Plastic of any description

  • Large quantities of soil

  • Bricks, rubble, etc.

  • Any household waste     

  • Animal waste and bedding

  • Any food waste

Your green bin won't be emptied if it's been over-filled or is too heavy to move safely.

Your green bin will only be emptied if the lid is closed. We only collect green waste that is inside the bin and cannot collect ‘side waste’.

If your green bin is full, you can dispose of extra green waste to one of our two Civic Amenity Site, or tips.

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. 

What happens to green waste

Once collected this waste is sent for composting.

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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