Food and garden waste

Food and garden waste is collected in a green bin or green caddy every week. Your bin or caddy should be available for collection from the edge of your property property, or your collection point, from 6.30am on the day of collection.

We operate a paid-for service for the collection of garden waste. This is an optional service and you can register at any time for a fixed annual fee (£35 online or £40 by phone). Please visit our garden waste page.

If you do not wish to register, we will not collect your garden waste but will continue to collect all your food waste from your green bin for free.

If you have a green caddy instead of a green bin, you do not need to register. We will continue to collect your green caddy for free.

What food waste can be recycled?

  • Raw and cooked meat and fish – including bones
  • Raw and cooked fruit and vegetables
  • Leftovers from your plate
  • Rice, pasta, beans
  • Bread, cake and pastries
  • Cheese and eggs – including egg shells
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds

What garden waste can be recycled?

  • Flowers and plants*
  • Leaves from the garden
  • Grass cuttings and hedge clippings
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Hay and straw pet bedding (e.g. rabbits and guinea pigs)*

*Cut flowers, house plants and pet bedding are considered to be household waste and not garden waste. Therefore residents do not need to sign up to the paid for garden service to be able to put these in their green bin. Pet bedding does not include cat litter or dog poo which should continue to be put in the grey bin.

We will not empty green bins or green caddies which contain the following:

  • Garden waste (if you have not subscribed to the paid for service)
  • Liquids – milk, cooking oils, etc.
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic food packaging
  • Glass
  • Rubble
  • Turf and ash
  • Soil and stone
  • Dog and cat faeces

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