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Our bins

Brown-lidded (garden waste) bin

Brown-lidded garden waste recycling bin

Your garden waste bin is collected every fortnight between March and November. To find out when your collections are, please find your street in our directory.

Please put your bin out for collection by 7am at the kerbside with the handles facing the road.

Bins should be removed from the highway as soon as possible following collection (maximum 24 hours) and returned to your property.

What can I put in my brown-lidded (garden waste) bin?

What to put in your brown-lidded bin contents

The compostable items that can be placed in the brown-lidded bin are:

  • Grass clippings and shredded hedge-trimmings
  • Leaves, flowers and weeds
  • Straw and hay
  • Small twigs and branches

Putting non-compostable items in your brown-lidded bin can cause lots of problems with the composting process. Common contaminations include plastics, food waste, plant pots and rubble.

Items you shouldn’t be putting in your brown-lidded bin are:

  • Any vegetables/food
  • Coal
  • Meat or fish
  • Dairy products
  • Diseased plants
  • Dog poo, cat litter or nappies
  • Large amounts of soil or turf
  • Tree stumps
  • Rubble or bricks
  • Weedkiller
  • Plastic bags
  • Textiles - clothes and bedding
  • Plant pots

If you don’t have a brown-lidded bin, or you need a new one, you can order one online.

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Tel: 0500 834 333


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Emergency out-of-hours 024 7683 2222

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