Garden Waste
Can it be recycled?

Garden waste recycling

Yes. Some local authorities provide special bins for kerbside collection. Or you can recycle garden waste at your nearest recycling centre.

Can it be recycled: near your postcode?

How should I recycle garden waste?

  • If your local authority provides a sack or bin for kerbside collection, make sure you follow any special instructions
  • If you are taking your garden waste to your local recycling centre, use a strong, durable bag (not a black bin liner) and do not overfill it

But why take it out of your garden at all? Compost at home, and you can recycle it yourself.

Compost at home

What can I recycle?

  • Leaves and flowers
  • Grass and weeds
  • Tree bark and pruned branches
  • Clippings and twigs
  • Home-grown fruit or vegetables

Please do not include any other items in your garden waste recycling, unless your local authority tells you that it’s ok.