Garden waste bin - what we collect

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

 

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Hedge cuttings

Please put the garden waste loose into the bin as plastic bags cannot be taken.

Grass clippings

Please put the garden waste loose into the bin as plastic bags cannot be taken.

Leaves

Please put the garden waste loose into the bin as plastic bags cannot be taken.

Plants, flowers and weeds

Please put the garden waste loose into the bin as plastic bags cannot be taken.

Prunings and twigs

Please put the garden waste loose into the bin as plastic bags cannot be taken.

Dead houseplants

Please put the garden waste loose into the bin as plastic bags cannot be taken.

Small branches up to 3 inches/7cm in diameter 

Please put the garden waste loose into the bin as plastic bags cannot be taken.

Shrub cuttings

Please put the garden waste loose into the bin as plastic bags cannot be taken.

 

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.