Hot tips for emptying green waste bins in freezing temperatures

Release date: 11 November 2016

Brrr! Freezing temperatures means frozen green waste which gets stuck in the bins. 

The sudden drop in temperature has resulted in some garden waste freezing inside green wheeled bins. This is preventing crews from Ubico Ltd  from emptying bins that are frozen.

Below are our hot tips to prevent this.

- You can help by loosening the materials inside the bin before presenting it for collection.

- Try not to over fill or over pack the bin; this compacts the garden waste, particularly the materials at the bottom of the bin. The more compact it is, the more likely it is to freeze.

- Try to keep the lid closed to reduce moisture build up. If you are able to keep the garden bin in a garage or shed, this can also help prevent the waste freezing.


Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road