Garden waste collections restart for spring


Our garden waste collections will start again from the fortnight beginning Monday 9 March 2020.

Green-lidded bins are for organic garden waste only, such as:

  • grass/hedge cuttings
  • leaves
  • twigs/small branches
  • flowers (including cut flowers that are kept inside the house)
  • prunings
  • weeds
  • small animal bedding made from straw, hay or woodchips (but not shredded paper)

No bags, plastic, cardboard, food, or any other waste should ever go in your green-lidded bin. All cardboard should be recycled in your blue-lidded bin and all food waste should go into food waste caddies.

If you're unsure when your green-lidded bins are being collected, your can use our online postcode checking tool to download your waste collections calendar.

We can only accept garden waste in the green-lidded bins provided, we cannot take extra waste in bags. If you have a large garden, or are doing a big garden project this year, and need more than one green-lidded bin, did you know you can subscribe to having additional bins?

The 2020 Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service offers you the opportunity to buy additional 240-litre green-lidded bins for £25 each and have them collected on your normal garden waste collection day for a seasonal subscription fee of £55 per bin.

The additional green-lidded bins will be collected on the same day and at the same frequency as the normal green-lidded bin collections, typically from March to November.

The regular garden waste service currently provided to householders will remain unchanged - this additional service is simply an optional extra.

For more information, to subscribe to the 2020 Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service, or to purchase additional bins and please visit our Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service page.