What goes in the brown garden recycling bin

The following items can and can't be recycled in the brown garden recycling bin or in the eco sacks.

Green Tick IconYes Please

Recycling - garden waste
  • Branches no more than 5cm/2 inches diameter 
  • Flowers
  • Garden prunings
  • Garden waste
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Leaves, plants and weeds
  • Small shrubs

Red Cross Icon No Thanks

  • Cardboard
  • Cartons of any kind
  • Compostable packaging (please use green rubbish bin)
  • Flower pots
  • Food waste
  • Glass of any kind
  • Logs
  • Metal foil or cans of any kind
  • Paper, card or cardboard
  • Pet waste - unless herbivorous (plant-eating) animals
  • Plastic of any kind
  • Soil or rubble
  • Vegware compostable packaging (please use green rubbish bin)

Alternative ways to recycle garden waste

Recycling A-Z

For a comprehensive list of what can and can't be recycled, and how, in Oxford please visit our recycling A-Z.