From Monday 1 October 2018, the brown bin service will be moving back to a scheduled 4-weekly collection in October and November 2018. Between December 2018 and February 2019 a 4-weekly on-demand brown bin service will be provided.
You can view your recycling and waste collection schedule by entering your postcode. And you can also download the calendar to your smartphone to set reminders for bin collection dates or for printing out if needed.
How do I use my brown bin?
- Collect your garden waste as normal.
- We cannot take soil or stones, only place plant material in your brown bin.
- Twigs and small branches should be cut to lengths that fit in your brown bin.
- Place these materials in your brown bin.
- Place brown bin at the kerbside on your collection day.
Your bins must be at the kerbside or agreed collection point by 6:30am on the morning
of your collection day.
What can I put in my brown bin?
- Grass cuttings
- Flowers and plants
- Hedge trimmings
- Twigs and small branches
- Windfall fruit
It is important you do not put the wrong materials into your brown bin. Any material
that cannot go in your brown bin can be taken to one of our recycling centres.
Additional brown bins
Every household is only entitled to one free brown bin for garden waste.
Residents have the option to pay for an additional
brown bin. There will be a £50 charge per additional brown bin, per year.
Households who pay for an additional bin will be issued with a sticker to put on
the front of the brown bin. The collection crews will have up-to-date information
detailing which households have subscribed to the service and will only collect
from those who have paid.
The additional brown bin will be collected on your normal scheduled brown bin date
as per your collection calendar.
Frequently asked questions