What can go in your garden waste bin

Check what you can and can't put in your garden waste bin, which you'd have if you've signed up to garden waste collections.

What can go in your bin


  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • leaves
  • twigs
  • grass
  • plants
  • hedge cuttings
  • tree cuttings

Not allowed

  • all other food waste
  • plastic bags
  • rubbish you'd normally put in your black bags
  • bits of wood over 10cm wide
  • paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic bottles
  • stones, rubble, soil, packaging
  • food trays
  • clothes, textiles
  • pet waste, including bedding

Any waste you want us to take away needs to be unbagged and inside your bin. We can't collect any waste left outside your bin.