If you have a brown (garden waste) bin, the service runs from March to November with collections taking place every fortnight.
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Check your bin day.
Please note that we do not provide additional brown bins.
- Flowers and plants
- Grass cuttings
- Hedge clippings
- Twigs and small branches (not more than 3 cm thick)
- Windfall fruit
Please put these into your bin loose and do not use any plastic bags.
- Plastic of any kind
- Food waste (including fruit skins)
- Pet bedding, pet waste or cat litter
- Noxious weeds
A to Z of reusing, recycling and waste disposal provides further details and explanations.
Noxious and invasive weeds
Noxious and invasive weeds, such as Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Ragwort, and Giant Hogweed cannot be collected or composted by Leeds City Council.
If you place a noxious weed in your brown bin, our crew will mark it as contaminated. You will need to remove the contaminant and put your bin out on the next collection day.
For advice on disposing of noxious weeds, please see the
Environment Agency guidance for more information.
Missed bin collections
If your bin was not collected and it has been two days since the expected collection date, you can
report a missed bin collection.
Composting at home
You can compost most types of garden waste at home. You will need a composter which can be obtained from most garden centres and also through Leeds City Council. Please visit our
composting page for more information.