What goes in the green bin?

The green bin is for food and garden waste, which we send to a commercial composting plant. We can accept any of the items listed below. We will not collect contaminated bins, and it is the householders responsibility to remove the contamination.

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Only the items below can go in your green bin:

  • all meat and bones
  • fish
  • bread and pastries
  • dairy
  • tea bags and loose tea and coffee
  • fruit and vegetables
  • grass, weeds and leaves
  • clean sawdust, hay and bark
  • small branches (under 15cm in diameter)

If you have a real christmas tree over the festive period you can also put this out for collection once you have finished with it.  Make sure that you have removed all the decorations and that the tree fits in the bin with the lid closed, or you can place it beside your bin.  Our collection vehicles cannot take trees over 6ft, so if you have a taller tree you might need to cut it into smaller pieces

If in doubt, leave it out.  We will not empty contaminated bins.
Frequently asked questions about Food and Garden Waste

Last Updated: 15 November 2018