What can and cannot go in your garden waste bin

The following can go in your garden waste bin:

  • grass cuttings
  • plants and weeds
  • flowers
  • prunings
  • hedge clippings
  • leaves and bark
  • vase plants
  • pond plants

All garden waste must be contained within a wheelie bin that we provide. Any larger branches, trunks and plants should be cut down to fit inside. Waste left by the side of the bin will not be collected. 

We cannot accept:

  • vegetable peelings
  • food waste
  • compostable or biodegradable bags and packaging
  • plant pots
  • polystyrene trays
  • turf
  • soil 
  • rubble including tiles and decking
  • animal bedding
  • pet waste
  • general household waste
  • empty compost and soil bags
  • garden furniture
  • Japanese knotweed - If you have Japanese knotweed in your garden, it is your duty to control it and prevent it from 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