What you can and can't put in your bin

Items that can and cannot go in your brown bin

The following can be put in your brown bin:
  • Real Christmas trees
  • Holly, mistletoe, bouquets of flowers
  • hedge clippings
  • cut flowers
  • windfalls
  • twigs and small branches
  • grass cuttings
  • leaves
  • shrub prunings
  • vegetable gardening waste - potato tops
We cannot accept the following:
  • Christmas wreaths (unless all the plastic and metal has been removed)
  • bagged garden waste
  • food waste - meat, fruit and vegetables, liquids, teabags, eggshells
  • paper, packaging or card
  • large items of garden waste - tree trunks
  • animal bedding