Garden waste bin - what we collect

Find out what you can put into your garden waste bin.

Your green garden waste bin is collected fortnightly, but please remember that your collection day may be different from your regular collection day. 

To find your collection day please check your renewal letter. 
 

What you can put in your bin

Here are the things that you can put in your bin:

  • Hedge cuttings
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Plants, flowers and weeds
  • Prunings and twigs
  • Dead houseplants
  • Small branches up to 3 inches/7cm in diameter 
  • Shrub cuttings
     

Tips for filling your bin

Please put the garden waste loose into the bin.

If you put plastic bags in your bin we will not be able to empty it.

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

Garden waste bin - what we can not collect

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.