Residents are provided with a 240 litre green lidded bin for garden waste. The green lidded bin is collected each fortnight. The bin should be placed at the edge of your property by 7.00am on your collection day.
For properties that cannot accommodate a wheeled bin or are difficult for our refuse vehicle to access, an annual supply of green compostable sacks are provided free of charge.
What to put in your Green Bin
- hedge trimmings
- branches (small or broken up)
- grass cuttings
- bedding from vegetarian pets (e.g. rabbits and guinea pigs)
Please do not add any items that are not listed above.
Please do not compact and squash your waste into the bin as this prevents it from emptying properly on collection day.
If your waste is stuck inside your green bin and it has not emptied please loosen it before your next collection day.
No bin but I'd would like one
If you do not have a green bin please contact us. Properties must have a grey bin for household waste to qualify for a green bin.
New build properties are provided with a 240 litre green bin free of charge when a grey bin is purchased.
I'd like a second bin
If you have large quantities of garden waste an additional 240 litre green bin can be purchased at a one off cost of £25.00. This price includes delivery of the wheeled bin and free collections thereafter. You can order and pay* online through our payment portal (payment portal steps: 'Other Payments' > 'Waste Collection' > '2nd Green bin') or by telephoning the Waste Helpline.
(*please note: there is a 2% surcharge on payments made by credit card)
If your green-lid bin is broken or has gone missing please telephone the Waste Helpline on 01629 761122 to order and pay for a replacement bin. There is a charge of £15 for a replacement green-lid bin.
You can also dispose of your garden waste at a household waste recycling centre.
Help putting your bin out
If you are unable to put your wheeled bin(s) at the edge of your property and there is no-one else in your household over 16 years old who can do so you can apply for an assisted collection, and the refuse collectors will collect and return your bin from the storage point.