What goes in my bins

What goes in your green bin

Your green bin is for your garden waste only. No carrier bags or bin liners.

Yes, put it in

Put items in loose.

  • Grass cuttings.
  • Bark, twigs and small branches.
  • Leaves.
  • Hedge and shrub trimmings. 
  • Cut flowers, small plants and weeds.  

No, leave it out

If your green bin contains any of the following, it may not be emptied.

  • Black sacks, plastic bags or bin liners.
  • Large branches, logs and stumps*.
  • Invasive plants i.e. Japanese knotweed.
  • Soil or turf*.
  • Stone, concrete, timber or builder or construction waste*.
  • Glass, plastic bottles, paper or cardboard (use your red bin).
  • Metals*.
  • Plastics i.e. pots and tubs (use your red bin).
  • Kitchen, food or pet waste.
  • General refuse.

* You can take these items to the Household Waste Recycling Centre.

How to apply

Find more information on our garden waste collection service page.