garden waste

Garden Waste

Guidance

If your local council provides a garden waste collection service where you live, this can be added to your garden waste bin. Find out more about garden waste collection services by visiting the garden waste recycling information page.

You can also take garden waste to your local reuse and recycling centre.

Items that can be recycled

  • Leaves and flowers
  • Grass and weeds
  • Tree bark and pruned branches
  • Clippings and twigs
  • Logs up to 30cm (12 inches) in diameter or 2m (79 inches) in length
  • Cut flowers and household plants

Items that cannot be recycled

  • Invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed. For further guidance, please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/prevent-the-spread-of-harmful-invasive-and-non-native-plants
  • Plastic bags and black sacks
  • Any painted or treated wood
  • Soil and turf
  • Stones, rubble, plant pots and bricks
  • Animal/pet waste, including faeces, bedding and litter
  • Logs exceeding 30cm (12 inches) in diameter or 2m (79 inches) in length
  • Food waste, including fruit from the garden
  • Any other non-garden waste, including paper, card, textiles, plastics, metals and nappies (even if biodegradable)