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Green bin

Green bin

Important information:

Charges for additional green bins

Due to significant financial pressures and in order to protect front line services, it is no longer possible for the council to continue to provide these containers free of charge. From the 4 March 2024 there will be a one off payment of £25 for each additional green bin you request.

Please visit the FAQs tab for more information.

Top tips on managing your green waste

  • Home composting is an excellent way to manage your garden waste, especially if you produce lots on a regular basis, view more information about home composting.
  • you can take any extra garden waste to either of our household recycling centres (HRCs), they are open 7 days a week, between 9am - 5pm, view more information about our HRCs.
  • to prevent any garden waste sticking to the bottom of your bin you can line the base with a sheet of newspaper
  • you can also place up to 4 bags of additional green waste in clear biodegradable sacks next to your green bin on your scheduled collection day, do not use black sacks as this is associated with refuse and if the crew can't see what waste has been presented, they will not be able to take the additional bags.

Download the information leaflet explaining what goes in your bins and containers

We take:

  • grass cuttings
  • dead flowers and plants
  • hedge clippings
  • leaves
  • prunings and cuttings
  • Real christmas trees - must be cut up and placed inside bin with lid down
  • small branches.

We can't take:

  • dog and cat litter
  • animal bedding (including straw, hay, sawdust, wood shavings, paper)
  • food waste (for example vegetable peelings, tea bags, etc.)
  • nappies
  • old clothing
  • plastic
  • sacks or bin liners
  • soil and rubble
  • wood ie timber/fencing/posts/panels
  • turf.

Is your item not listed above?

If you are still unsure of what to put in each bin, please search our A to Z directory of recycling and rubbish, which provides a whole range of individual household items with details of how to dispose or recycle them.

View information about our household recycling centres if you have extra rubbish or recycling

Last updated: 09/05/2024 09:40

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