Brown bin collections

Food and garden waste is collected on a weekly basis from most on-street properties and some ground floor properties on estates.

Items to put in your brown bin

  • meat fish and bones (cooked or raw)
  • fruit and vegetables
  • bread, rice and pasta
  • eggs and dairy products
  • tea bags & coffee grounds
  • plate scrapings
  • plants, twigs and branches
  • grass and leaves
  • shredded paper (small amounts only; larger amounts should go in the blue bin)

If you have a composter you can continue to use it as you normally would. Your weekly food waste collectons can be used for items that would not normally go into the composter such as meat, fish and bones.

Items you shouldn't put in your brown bin

  • cardboard (unless it has been spoiled by food or liquids)
  • glossy paper (this should go in your blue box)
  • plastic bags or liners
  • flower pots or trays
  • soil, stones or bricks
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • large tree branches (more than 10cm/4 inches thick)
  • furniture, fencing, MDF or treated wood

Using your brown bin

Your brown bin is designed to contain food waste securely to prevent pests. Try to keep the lid of your bin closed and keep the bin out of direct sunlight. Please do not overfill the bin so that the lid won't shut completely as leaving the lid open may encourage pests.

Find out what happens to your food and garden waste.

Page last updated: 08 September 2017