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Green lidded bin

Use this bin to recycle food and garden plant waste

We can only compost...

Cooked and uncooked food waste
Fruit and vegetable peelings
Meat, fish and bones
Dead flowers
Grass and hedge cuttings
Real Christmas trees (make sure you remove all decorations and the base)

We can't compost...

Plastic bags
Glass, metal, plastic or cardboard
Cat or dog litter and faeces
Soil, stones or rubble

Compostable bags

Compostable bags can be bought from local supermarkets including Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi and Co Op.

If you buy your own bags please make sure they are compostable (not biodegradable) and show the EN13432 code and compostable  "seed logo" [133KB] .

But ...

You don't have to buy compostable bags.
Food waste does not have to be contained in a compostable bag to be recycled. You can recycle your food waste by putting the material straight in to your green lidded bin loose.

Bags not to use

Please do not use plastic bags.
Plastic of any kind will not break down in the composting process and means the soil improver cannot be used on local fields. If we see any plastic in your green lidded bin we will not empty it as this will contaminate the collection load.

Additional green lidded bins

You can buy an additional bin if you regularly have more compostable material than will fit in a single green lidded bin.
There is an initial charge of £55.50 covering the delivery and collections until the next April. In the April after you get your extra bin you have to pay the annual charge. The current charge for subsequent years is £28.