Your green bin

green binYour green bin is for your garden waste only. We no longer compost food waste - please put this in your black bin or compost at home.

What to put in your green bin

leaves, weeds, tree and shrub prunings, grass and hedge cuttings, short branches and twigs, garden plants and vegetables.

We cannot collect: food waste, plastic bags or biodegradable liners, cardboard, paper, plant pots, pet waste, soil or turf, or large pieces of wood or branches as these are not easily compostable.

The waste we collect is turned into soil improver.

Please make sure your bin is at the kerbside from 7am on your collection day.

To report a missed, damaged or lost bin, you can fill our online form in here or telephone 0345 002 0022.

Find out when your bins will be emptied using the online bin calendar at the top of the Bins and Recycling page 

Our waste services are jointly operated with Lichfield District Council.