Brown bins and eco sacks are for compostable garden waste. We can collect these but it's not a free service and you'll need to subscribe to the Garden Waste Collection Scheme.

A green tick iconon a white background to indicate YesYes - you can put these in your brown bin or compostable sacks

These are the compostable garden waste items you can put in your brown bin or sacks for collection:

  • branches no more than 5cm or 2 inches in diameter 
  • flowers
  • garden prunings
  • grass cuttings
  • hedge trimmings
  • leaves, plants and weeds
  • small shrubs

A red cross icon on a white background to indicate NoNo - do not put any of these in your brown bin or sack

You must not put any of these waste items into your brown bin or compostable sacks:

  • compostable packaging (use the green bin)
  • flower pots
  • food waste (use the food caddy)
  • greenhouse glass or frame (or any other glass)
  • metal/aluminium foil and cans
  • paper, card or cardboard
  • pet waste (unless they're plant-eating animals)
  • plastics (of any kind)
  • tree logs, soil, rubble

Other ways you can recycle your garden waste

Waste Wizard

Enter your postcode and the name of the item you want to recycle or dispose of and the Waste Wizard will show you lists of locations near you.

Go to the Waste Wizard

Contact the Recycling and Waste Team

Address: Cowley Marsh Depot
Marsh Road

Telephone: 01865 249811

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