Garden waste bin - what we can not collect

Find out what you can't put into your garden waste bin.

 

Item

Comments

Plastic bags of any kind

Plastic carrier bags and plastic sacks (not black) can be recycled in your green recycling bin

Metal, glass, plastic, cardboard or paper

Some of these can be recycled in your green recycling bin

Flower pots and seed trays

Please put these in your black waste bin

Kitchen/food waste including peelings

Please put these in your brown food waste caddy

Windfall fruit

Please put this in your brown food waste caddy

Animal/pet waste

Please put this in your black waste bin

Soil, rubble or turf

Please take this to your local recycling centre

Timber

Please take this to your local recycling centre

Anything else

Check whether you can recycle it

 

Tips for filling your bin

Please put the garden waste loose into the bin as plastic bags cannot be taken. If plastic bags are found in your bin it will not be emptied.

Please do not overfill the bin. If garden waste is compacted it will stick in the bin and this may result in damage when emptying it.

Placing twigs or dry leaves at the bottom of the bin will help stop the garden waste from sticking in the bin.

Excess garden waste placed beside or on top of the bin will not be taken. The lid must be closed and all garden waste contained within the bin.

 


Additional information

Icon for pdf Your guide to Garden Waste Collections [510.92KB]

Contact us

If you have any queries which are not covered by the information above, please email greenwaste@uttlesford.gov.uk or telephone 01799 510510 and we will do our best to answer.