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. Guide to recycling Download your guide to recycling.