Put all compostable garden waste (not in bags) in your bin, including:
- Grass cuttings
- Leaves, bark and tree pruning
- Twigs and small branches up to 5cm (2in) across
- Tree stumps up to 10cm (4in) across
- Bedding from herbivore pets (such as rabbits and guinea pigs etc)
- Cut flowers
- Plants and weeds
- Small amounts of windfall fruit from the garden - See further detail below
- Vegetable waste from the garden (e.g. potato tops)
- Real Christmas trees (cut down to 1-metre sections and remove decorations)
- Cold wood ash
*If I've grown something in the garden e.g. apples, is it food waste or garden waste?
Fruit and vegetables grown in a garden and which stay in the garden are classed as garden waste and can go in your garden waste wheeled bin (if you have subscribed to the service). However anything you bring inside to the kitchen automatically becomes food waste and must be recycled using your food waste caddy.
We can only take small amounts of windfall fruit. This is because too much windfall fruit is very heavy and could cause the bin to snap off the bin lifting equipment during emptying. For this reason we cannot empty overweight bins.