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Garden waste: green wheelie bin and brown sacks

The green waste licence period for has been extended to 1 June 2020 so we are not taking payments for the 2020 to 2021 service. Please complete the form to be notified when we are accepting payments for the 2020 to 2021 service.

From 18 March 2020, garden waste collections will change to a fortnightly collection. We will no longer collect food waste in garden waste bins, please use your food waste caddy.

To get a green bin for garden waste you will need a licence. 

Apply for a garden waste licence

Once you have paid you will receive your licence within ten days. Please read the full garden waste terms and conditions.

What to put in your green bin

We can collect the following:

  • grass cuttings
  • leaves, bark and tree prunings
  • twigs and small branches up to 5cm (2in) across
  • tree stumps up to 10cm (4in) across
  • bedding from vegetarian pets, for example, rabbits and guinea pigs
  • cut flowers
  • plants and weeds
  • windfalls from the garden
  • vegetable waste from the garden
  • real Christmas trees (cut into 2 to 3ft sections and remove decorations)
  • kitchen roll and tissues
  • cold wood ash

What not to put in your green bin

Please do not put the following things in your green bin:

  • food waste
  • soil, rubble and stones
  • paper and cardboard
  • dog faeces
  • cat litter