What goes in which bin

Garden waste compost bin (Brown bin)

Your garden waste compost bin (brown bin) will only be emptied if you have subscribed to the garden waste service.

Subscribe to garden waste collection

Subscriptions/payment lines will be open from Monday 26 February. If you need to contact us regarding your direct debit please call the main contact centre number on 01707 357000.

What you can put in your brown bin

  • Ash (wood)
  • Bark
  • Biodegradable / compostable bags (must have the seedling logo)
  • Branches (cut up)
  • Christmas tree (real and cut up)
  • Cut flowers               
  • Flowers (shop bought)
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hay and straw   
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Leaves  
  • Moss
  • Pet Bedding for vegetarian pets (hay and straw) Plants (shop bought)
  • Prunings              
  • Shrubs and flowers
  • Small branches (cut to fit)           
  • Twigs
  • Weeds  

What you cannot put in your brown bin

  • Cardboard of any kind   
  • Shredded Paper
  • Plastics including carrier bags    
  • Pet bedding or waste from meat eating pets
  • Soil or turf 
  • Food waste (this should now go in your food waste caddy)    

If you need more advice about this contact us.