garden waste

Garden Waste

A couple disposing of garden waste

Guidance

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garden waste

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 (opens in a new window).

You can also take garden waste to your local reuse and recycling centre (opens in a new window) (RRC).

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 (opens in a new window)
  • Plastic bags and black sacks
  • Compostable packaging
  • 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
  • Any other non-garden waste, including paper, card, textiles, plastics, metals and nappies (even if biodegradable)