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What can and can't go in my green bin

What can go in the green bin

  • grass cuttings 
  • hedge and shrub clippings 
  • plants and weeds 
  • leaves 
  • twigs 
  • branches and bark 
  • cut flowers 
  • pot plant compost.

What can't go in the green bin

  • any type of plastic 
  • bin liners 
  • plastic bags 
  • plant pots 
  • food or kitchen waste 
  • soil, turf, ash or garden chemicals
  • invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed or Himalayan Balsam
  • stones or rubble 
  • DIY rubbish, timber or sawdust 
  • animal waste or bedding 
  • metal or glass.

Bins containing any of these materials will not be emptied.