- grass cuttings
- hedge clippings
- dead house and bedding plants
- windfall fruit
- twigs and small branches (not more than 3 cm thick)
You must put these into your bin loose - do not use any plastic bags.
- plastic bags and paper
- noxious weeds
- soil, stones or rubble
- dog or cat faeces
- turf or ash
- pet bedding or straw
- kitchen waste * (no vegetables, fruit peelings, meat, fish, poultry, bones, dairy products or cooked foods).
*You cannot put food waste into your garden waste bin because of the 'Animal By-products Order'. Food waste needs to be composted under very strict conditions that make sure harmful bacteria are killed off to stop the spread of disease.
Remember to put your bin out by 7am on the day of collection and put it away again as soon as you can after it has been emptied.
Your brown bin will be emptied every two weeks from March to November.
If you fill it you can take any extra waste to one our recycling sites or you can arrange for a collection as part of our bulky waste service, we can't take extra bags put at the side of bins.