What goes in your garden waste bin

Garden waste is collected fortnightly for most of the year, and monthly during December, January and February.

Put these items in your garden waste bin:

  • grass cuttings and prunings
  • flowers, leaves, plants and weeds
  • fruit and vegetables grown in your garden
  • hedge and conifer clippings
  • twigs and tree branches of a maximum 10cm diameter
  • bedding from vegetarian pets - this must be at least 60 percent garden waste to 40 percent pet bedding

We will not accept:

  • soil, turf, stone or rubble
  • treated wood
  • plant pots
  • cat and dog litter

If you’ve thought about home composting instead, we can help to get you started.