The brown bin is for any cooked or uncooked food waste and garden waste.
No, thank you!
|Cooked and uncooked food waste||Cardboard|
|Tea and coffee grounds||Soil|
|Grass and hedge cuttings||Hutch sweepings|
|Cut flowers and plants||Ash|
|Weeds, leaves and twigs||Fats and oils|
|Branches up to 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter||Rubble|
The bin remains the property of the council and should not be removed from your home. It is the resident's responsibility to keep the bin clean while it's in use.
The Council no longer sell compostable liners. You can purchase these from most supermarkets, but please make sure they have the compostable logo.
Remember, your bins and sacks must be at the boundary of your property by 7 a.m. on collection day.
Cardboard can no longer be placed in the brown bin. Cardboard should be placed in your blue recycling sack, or flattened and placed beside it.
Alternatively, you can take it to your local Recycling Centres
We are not able to accept 'bio' or 'compostable' plastics in the brown bin, except liners with the compostable logo as shown above. Please place 'bio' and 'compostable' liners without this logo in your black bin.
Producers of this packaging advise that their products can be processed through in-vessel composting, which is how the contents of the brown bin is treated. However a lot of in-vessel composting facilities, including the one we use, do not accept the material for the following reasons.