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From 30 September 2019
Your black bin is for garden waste.
Please remember that no other bin can be used for your garden waste.
Fortnightly collection: When you sign-up to our opt-in garden waste service, you will be given more details about your garden waste bin collection dates.

The garden waste service has changed
Our garden waste service is now an opt-in service provided for an annual charge of £52. When you sign-up (opt-in), you will receive a new 240 litre black wheeled bin which will be for garden waste only.

What can go in the bin?
Grass cuttings
Grass cuttings
Plants and flowers
Plants and flowers
Hedge trimmings
Hedge trimmings
Leaves
Leaves
Windfall fruit
Windfall fruit
Small branches (5cm diameter)
Small branches (5cm diameter)
Real Christmas trees (5cm diameter and left beside bin)
Real Christmas trees (5cm diameter and left beside bin)
It is easy to sign-up to the opt-in garden waste service and pay online. If you wish to have your garden waste collected fortnightly please sign-up.

Garden waste: sign up

Update
Garden bins are currently being delivered. If you signed up before 15 August, you should have your bin by 29 September. Check your delivery date.

What cannot go in the bin?
  • Soil or turf
  • Stones
  • Cat and dog litter
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Polystyrene
  • Compostable or cornstarch bags
  • Fence panels and posts
  • Treated wood
  • Japanese knotweed
  • Glass
  • Fake Christmas trees
  • Ash
Check your collection dates calendar
How do I dispose of my garden waste if I choose not to opt-in to the garden waste service?
You can compost garden waste at home or alternatively you can take it to the North Farm Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

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