It's important you don't put anything in your green garden waste bin or sacks that we can't use.

You can include:

  • Branches, up to 10cm or 4 inches in thickness
  • Flowers
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge prunings
  • Leaves
  • Leaves and bark
  • Plants
  • Straw or sawdust, bedding material from pets such as gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits, as long as fed a vegetarian diet
  • Twigs
  • Weeds, no Japanese Knotweed

You can't include:

  • Cardboard, put this in your blue bag
  • Cat, dog or other pet litter
  • Compost
  • Cooked and uncooked food, put this in your brown food bin
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Nappies
  • Plant pots
  • Soil and turf
  • Stone or rubble
  • Treated wood
  • Vacuum cleaner contents