Garden Waste includes grass cuttings, clippings, hedge prunings, small branches, etc.
The most environmentally friendly way of dealing with your garden waste is to compost the material and return it to the land on the site it was produced. Please see Compost and Composts Bins for more information.
The best way of managing waste from large hedges, trees and shrubs is to invest in a wood chipper, which allows the production of a mulch material. This can be added to your compost heaps/bins or used directly on your garden as a weed suppressant. Mulch is also very effective at retaining moisture in the soil. By composting and creating mulch, householders even with very large gardens should be able manage their garden waste.
We provide fortnightly garden waste collections throughout the growing season to certain areas of the city. Please do not put larger twigs and branches in your brown garden waste bin.
You can also take garden waste to your nearest recycling site.
If you are unable to do this, you can request a bulky waste collection for up to 4 bags of double bagged garden waste or up to 4 bundles of Wood and branches (which should not be more than 2m long) by ringing 0113 2224406. Any nails/screws need to be removed. Please note that this Service will not collect garden waste if you have a brown garden waste bin.