Brown bin

Removal of Food Waste from Brown Bin

From 1st April 2017 all food waste should be placed in your grey refuse bin and not in your brown garden bin.

Removal of Food Waste from Brown Bin

What you can put into your brown bin?

From the garden:

  • Leaves and bark
  • Prunings
  • Dead flowers and plants
  • Weeds
  • Hedge clippings
  • Grass mowings
  • Branches (maximum 4” diameter)
  • Real Christmas trees

What can't go into the brown bin?

  • Plastic of any type
  • Pet litter or animal waste
  • Rubble or large quantities of soil or turf
  • Cardboard or paper
  • Polystyrene
  • Textiles
  • Meat, fish and bones
  • Vegetable and fruit peelings
  • Bread
  • Tea bags
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds

If your brown bin contains any of the above non-accepted items the collection crew will not be able to empty it.

When is your brown bin collected?

Find out when your bins are scheduled to be collected.

We collect on bank holidays (excluding Christmas and New Year).

If your bin has been lost, stolen or damaged

Let us know online

Please contact the Environment Team on 0800 269098.