Brown Bin (Garden Waste)

Brown bins

Your brown bin is for garden waste.

Collection Frequency

Brown bins are collected fortnightly from March to November/December.

Not all properties will receive this service.

What can I put in my brown bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves and bark
  • Flowers
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Weeds
  • Twigs

What can I not put in my  brown bin?

  • Plastic bags
  • Kitchen waste e.g. meat, dairy or vegetable peelings
  • Pet waste
  • Soil and turf
  • Rubble and stones
  • Garden furniture
  • Plant pots and trays
  • Compostable materials e.g. vegware items, bamboo
  • Wood

Please refer to our Recycling A-Z for further information on disposal of the above materials.  


The garden waste service is chargeable and operates under a permit scheme. Permits must be purchased annually and applied to a household brown bin for collections to take place.  For further information, see our Garden Waste Charging webpage.

Check your collection dates for Garden Waste;.

Please ensure your brown bin is presented by 7.30am, at an agreed location on collection day and returned to your bin storage area by the end of collection day. Collections take place between 7:30am-3:30pm (Mon-Thur) and 7:30am-3pm (Friday).

Recycling Information

Find out what happens to recycled garden waste