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

There is a £35 annual subscription charge for brown bin collections.

We'll be contacting garden waste service subscribers from Monday 4 February, with details of how to renew your subscription for 2019/20.  If you subscribed by Direct Debit, you don't need to do anything.

Residents subscribing to the garden waste collection service can use the link below to register and pay.

Register and pay for garden waste collection


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)Coffee grinds
Cut flowersEgg shells
Fish shellsFlowers (shop bought)
Food wasteGrass cuttings
Hay and strawHedge cuttings
Pet Bedding for vegetarian pets (hay and straw)Plants (shop bought)
PruningsShrubs and flowers
Small branches (cut to fit)Twigs
WeedsTea bags


What you cannot put in your brown bin

Cardboard of any kindShredded Paper
Plastics including carrier bagsPet bedding or waste from meat eating pets
Soil or turf 

Residents who have paid for the removal of garden waste can include compostable food waste in their brown bin if they choose to. For more information about what goes in which bin please see the A-Z of recycling and rubbish.

If you require any further assistance please contact us.