Food and garden waste

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

Green bins are now collected every two weeks.

  • Due to more staff self-isolating, from Monday 19 October, green bins / street caddies will be collected every two weeks, together with the grey bin
  • A maximum of two green bins per household will be collected
  • If it's raw, cooked or gone off, we are asking everyone to recycle all of their unwanted food and their garden waste in the green bin

The information is reviewed daily so may change at short notice. Residents should read the our coronavirus information and follow us on social media for updates.

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 [1]
  • Leaves from the garden
  • Grass cuttings and hedge clippings
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Hay and straw pet bedding (e.g. rabbits and guinea pigs) [2]

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

  • Liquids – milk, cooking oils, etc.
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic food packaging
  • Glass
  • Rubble
  • Turf and ash
  • Soil and stone
  • Dog and cat faeces

Bags of waste presented to the side of the bin will not be collected. If you do have extra recycling, please take this to your local household waste recycling centre.

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[1] Cut flowers, house plants and pet bedding are considered to be household waste and not garden waste

[2] Pet bedding does not include cat litter or dog poo, which should continue to be put in the grey bin