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Brown Garden Waste Bin

If you have a brown (garden waste) bin, it is emptied fortnightly until November.

To download your calendar:

  1. Use the 'check your bin day' facility in Related Pages
  2. Find your collection dates in the guide below
  3. Click in the correct calendar in the Documents section


Calendar Guide

14th April, 28th April, 12th May, 26th May  (Mon Week 1 calendar)

1st April, 15th April, 29th April, 13th May, 27th May  (Tues Week 1 calendar)

2nd April, 16th April, 30th April, 14th May, 28th May (Wed Week 1 calendar)

3rd April, 17th April, 1st May, 15th May, 29th May (Thurs Week 1 calendar)

4th April, 18th April, 2nd May, 16th May, 30th May (Fri Week 1 calendar)

5th April, 19th April, 3rd May, 17th May, 31st May (Sat Week 1 calendar)

7th April, 21st April, 5th May, 19th May (Mon Week 2 calendar)

8th April, 22nd April, 6th May, 20th May (Tues Week 2 calendar)

9th April, 23rd April, 7th May, 21st May (Wed Week 2 calendar)

10th April, 24th April, 8th May, 22nd May (Thurs Week 2 calendar)

11th April, 25th April, 9th May, 23rd May (Fri Week 2 calendar)

12th April, 26th April, 10th May, 24th May (Sat Week 2 calendar)


What items can I put in my brown garden waste bin?

Yes please

  • Flowers and plants
  • grass cuttings
  • hedge clippings
  • leaves
  • twig and small branches (not more than 3 cm thick)
  • windfall fruit
  • weeds

Please put these into your bin loose and do not use any plastic bags.

No thanks

  • plastic of any kind
  • glass
  • food waste
  • pet bedding, pet waste or cat litter
  • soil
  • rubble

Frequently asked questions

How can I keep my bins clean?

With good housekeeping, your bins should remain reasonably clean. There are also independent companies that can provide a bin cleaning service for you.

Can I have an extra brown bin?

No, the brown bin is not intended for residents to start producing extra garden waste but to separate garden waste already produced and make it easy to recycle. If you have extra garden waste that you can't fit in your bin you can home compost it or take it to your nearest household waste recycling site.

Why can't I put food waste in my brown bin?

Only garden waste can be put into your brown bin. Please do not put food waste into your brown bin because of the 'Animal By-products Orders'.  Food waste needs to be composted under very strict conditions that make sure harmful bacteria are killed off to stop the spread of disease.  

When do I put my brown garden waste bin out?

​Please put your brown bin out by 7 00am on the day of collection and put it away again as soon as you can after it has been emptied.  It will be emptied every two weeks from March to November. Please note that we cannot take extra bags put at the side of your bin.

Where do I put my bin out for collection?

​Please put your bin out for collection at the kerbside in a place which will not obstruct other users of the footpath.

The collection crew should return your bin to a similar position following emptying.