Garden waste is collected fortnightly with your recycling on your normal bin collection day. We provide two garden waste sacks (for residents in the north) and a green-lidded wheelie bin (for residents in the south) for their garden waste (PDF 2.3MB) .
Your nearest tidy tip (household waste recycling centre), also accepts any garden waste.
Alternatively, find out more about composting. If you fancy giving it a go, we offer subsidised compost bins and accessories to residents.
What goes in your garden waste bin or bag?
- grass cuttings
- plants and weeds
- hedge clippings
- leaves and bark
- vase plants
- pond plants
Please note: All garden waste must be contained within either the wheelie bin or sacks that we provide. Any large branches, trunks and plants should be cut down to fit inside. Garden waste placed in sacks not provided by us will not be collected. There is a 10kg weight limit per sack as continual lifting could pose a hazard to our contractors.
What cannot go in your garden waste bin or bag?
- vegetable peelings
- kitchen waste
- plastic bags
- plant pots
- polystyrene trays
- animal bedding
- pet waste
- general household waste
If you have Japanese knotweed in your garden, it is your duty to control it and prevent it spreading to neighbouring properties. It is a controlled waste and therefore should be treated and disposed of in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990. For more information about the plant, please contact the Environment Agency (link opens in new window).
How to request a replacement garden waste sack
If your waste bin or garden waste sacks are lost, damaged, or need replacing, please telephone 0300 300 8302 or email email@example.com.