Here's a list of what goes in your brown garden waste bin.

Please do not put any bagged waste in the brown bin. Make sure it is loose.

Please make sure your bin is out and ready for collection by 6am on the day of collection.

What goes in the brown bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Small twigs (up to 50mm)
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Raw fruit and vegetables directly from the garden
  • Weeds and old garden or houseplants
  • Flowers

Please do not put any of the following in the brown bin:

  • Wood ash (biodegradable and non-biodegradable)
  • Plant pots/wire ties/seed trays
  • Plastic, glass or metal
  • wood shavings
  • Gravel or stones
  • Soil or turf
  • Logs and thick branches
  • Meat waste and bones
  • Fish or cooked food
  • Animal bedding

Please note: Unfortunately, no biodegradable products should be placed into our brown bin. This includes compostable bags, cups, etc.

Further information about how best to dispose of biodegradable products can be found on Leicestershire County Council's website.

If you need to dispose of the above, you can visit any of the tips in the area.

Last updated: Mon 23rd May, 2022 @ 12:38