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

Yes please!

  • fruit and vegetable peelings, small amounts of cooked vegetables
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • leaves
  • twigs
  • grass
  • plants
  • hedge cuttings
  • tree cuttings

No thanks

  • all other food waste
  • plastic bags, including compostible bags
  • rubbish you'd normally put in your black bags
  • bits of wood over 10cm wide or long
  • 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.