RECYCLE AT HOME = YES
Your council runs a garden waste collection service which residents can subscribe to for an annual subscription fee. Visit the garden waste collections pages for more details. Subscribers to the service get a fortnightly collection of:
- Grass and hedge clippings
- Twigs and sticks
- Old plants and weeds
- Branches up to 22cm (8 inches) diameter
- Fallen fruit
- Cut flowers and house plants
If you arrange for a private waste contractor to collect your garden waste, then remember; it’s your responsibility to check they have a Waste Carriers Licence. If an un-licensed waste carrier fly-tips your waste, it’s you that can be held responsible.
RECYCLE OUT OF HOME = YES
Garden waste can be recycled for free at your council-run Household Reuse and Recycling Centre.
BE A GREAT RECYCLER…
- If you subscribe to the garden waste collection service, do not put the following in your garden waste bin: Japanese Knotweed, bags, sacks, bricks, rubble or soil, plastic plant pots and containers, large branches or logs, garden wire, string, liquids (for example paint, pesticides, weed killer) or food waste.
- Why not give home composting a go? Garden waste (and some food waste) can be composted in your garden. Check the Get Composting website for subsidised high quality compost bins delivered to your home.