What goes in your brown garden waste bin?

We offer a fortnightly collection of garden waste for residential properties throughout the year (excluding Christmas and New Year). We provide you with a brown wheelie bin to collect your waste in.

You can sign up for garden waste collection any time of the year.

Please note: we cannot accept invasive and non-native plants in the brown bin eg. Japanese knotweed, Giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam, Rhododendron ponticum.

The following can be put in your brown bin

We can accept:

  • real Christmas trees
  • holly, mistletoe, bouquets of flowers
  • hedge clippings
  • cut flowers
  • windfalls
  • twigs and small branches
  • grass cuttings
  • leaves
  • shrub prunings
  • vegetable gardening waste - potato tops

We can't accept the following in your brown bin:

  • asbestos and other DIY waste’
  • christmas wreaths (unless all the plastic and metal has been removed)
  • bagged garden waste
  • food waste - meat, fruit and vegetables, liquids, teabags, eggshells
  • paper, shredded paper, packaging or card
  • plastic pots, trays or bags
  • large items of garden waste - tree trunks
  • animal bedding or waste