Check what you can put in your garden waste bin

Don’t use plastic, paper or corn starch bags to line the whole or part of the bin, as the compost facility won’t accept these.

Garden waste we can collect

We will collect these garden waste items:

  • fallen fruit
  • leaves
  • grass clippings
  • cuttings – small branches (maximum diameter 10 centimetres)
  • twigs
  • tree prunings
  • hedge trimmings
  • non-noxious weeds
  • dead plants
  • flowers

Any bin weighing over 50kg will not be collected so be wary of this when disposing of heavier items such as fallen fruit.

Garden waste we cannot collect

We cannot collect these types of waste in your garden waste bin:

  • plastic carrier bags or bin liners
  • compostable liners
  • food waste
  • paper or cardboard
  • animal litter or bedding
  • large branches or timber
  • soil, turf, stones or rubble
  • plant pots
  • noxious weeds like Japanese Knotweed
  • plants treated with agricultural chemicals

If you have any items that we cannot collect, check if they can be disposed of at a household recycling centre instead.

You could also consider composting at home. Find out how to get started and how to get a discounted compost bin at Recycle for Buckinghamshire