Garden Waste

We are changing the way we collect garden waste from single use plastic bags to reusable sacks. 

What is changing?

You will receive two green reusable sacks for your garden waste. These will be delivered throughout February and March.

From the week commencing 6 May, we will no longer be collecting clear plastic bags. Residents will have to use the new green hessian bags to dispose of their garden waste.

Some areas have been identified as potentially not needing garden waste sacks. If you have not received two green garden waste sacks and you do wish to use the service, please order your two free sacks online and we will deliver these to your address from April.

Will my collection day change?

There will be no change to your collection day. Your garden waste will be collected every fortnight on the same day as your refuse collection, and the green sacks returned for you to reuse.

Alternatively, you can also try home composting or take the garden waste to your nearest Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

We recommend marking your bags with your house number or address to prevent them from going missing.

What can be put in the green sacks?

Please include: Please do not include:
Grass cuttings, weeds and leaves Soil, compost, rubble, timber or stones
Flowers - both cut and contents of hanging baskets and potted plants Invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Ragwort
Hedge pruning, bark, twigs, sticks and branches (less than 5cm thick) Tree stumps or thick branches
Sawdust and wood chippings Animal bedding

Can I order additional or replacement sacks?

Additional or replacement sacks will be available to purchase online at £1.00 each from the 1st April 2019.