Garden Waste Collection Scheme
Here is everything you need to sign up for garden waste collections from April 2018.
If you signed up by direct debit last year, don't worry we have will be collecting payment for season three on Wednesday, February 28 and we expect your sticker to be with you within ten working days in time for the new season.
The service runs from April to November and then resume in February until end of March and bins are collected fortnightly. If you opt out of this scheme, garden waste MUST NOT be placed in the green bin and should be taken down to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (Slippery Gowt Lane), or home composted (compost bins can be purchased at a reduced price by going online at www.getcomposting.com or by calling 0844 5714444).
What you can put in your brown bin:
- Grass cuttings
- Hedge/tree cuttings
Animal/food waste and vegetable peelings cannot be placed in the brown bin.
- Soil MUST NOT be placed in the brown bin as this cannot be composted and will make the bin too heavy to be emptied
- Garden waste MUST NOT be bagged, please place loosely in your brown bin
- Extra garden waste cannot be placed next to the brown bin, it must all be contained in brown bins.
TOP TIP - To try to prevent grass cuttings from getting stuck at the bottom of the bin you can place a small amount of newspaper in the bottom of your bin as a liner.
Last year's garden waste collections generated 5,000 tonnes of waste sent for recycling into compost.
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