Garden waste bin (green lid)

Your garden waste bin is collected weekly.

The green bin is collected weekly

Your green bin is the best place for all your garden waste and food scraps.

But don’t forget! Make sure to leave plastic, compostable and bio-degradable bin liners out of the green bin, as these end up in landfill. Wrap food scraps in paper towel or newspaper instead.

✔ Yes ✖ No
✔ Fruit and vegetable scraps ✖ Plastic bags (including biodegradable or compostable bags) 
✔ Garden waste (grass, leaves, weeds, sticks, flowers) ✖ Packaging of any kind (including biodegradable or compostable) 
✔ Egg shells Cigarette butts
✔ Dairy leftovers Nappies and baby wipes
✔ Coffee grounds and loose leaf tea Tea bags or coffee pods Coffee cups (including biodegradable or compostable) 
✔ Bread, pasta, cereal and rice Kitty litter (including biodegradable) 
✔ Meat scraps and bones ✖ Dishcloths 
✔ Used paper towel, newspaper and white napkins Dog or cat droppings
✔ Tissues (provided you are not in self-isolation and have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case) ✖ Ash and tree stumps
✔ Seafood including shells ✖ Soil and sand
  ✖ Vacuum dust
  Hair and feathers (including pet hair)
  ✖ Paper plates
   Plastic cutlery and plates (including biodegradable or compostable)
  ✖ Napkins or serviettes that have been printed on or heavily dyed (eg. black napkins) 
  Wooden icy pole sticks