Garden waste collections resume - make sure you're subscribed

Garden waste collections have now begun for the 2023 season and will continue until late November/early December.

Green-lidded bins will only be collected from households that have signed up to the Garden Waste Subscription Service. More information, including how to subscribe and purchase additional green-lidded bins, is available our Garden Waste Subscription Service page.

You can find out when your first green-lidded bin collection is by using the postcode checker. From here, you can also download your Waste Collection Calendar if you have not already done so.

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).

Please note: all cardboard should be recycled in your blue-lidded bin and all food waste should go into your food waste caddies. Materials such as treated wood, hardcore and turf should be taken to your local recycling centre.

No plastic, cardboard, food waste, pet faeces or other waste should ever go in your green-lidded bin.

If you decide not to sign up to the Garden Waste Subscription Service, there are many ways you can still recycle your garden waste. Learn how to turn it into valuable and nutrient-rich food for your garden on our Home Composting page or take it to a Recycling Centre.