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Recycling and waste

Garden waste bin

We provide a garden waste collection service to most households in the Bradford district using a brown bin. Collections take place every 4 weeks between March and November. For your collection dates please refer to your Collection Calendar or the online date checker.

What can I put in my garden waste brown bin?

The brown bin is for biodegradable garden waste only. Please check the "Yes please" and "No thanks" list below

Yes please! No thanks!

Grass cuttings

Soil, rubble and stone

Leaves

Plant pots and seed trays

Twigs and small branches (cut into small pieces)

Wire or plastic plant ties

Hedge clippings

Glass and metal

Garden plants and weeds

Cardboard, plastic and plastic bags

Food and kitchen waste

Dog and cat faeces

Pet bedding and straw

Ordering a brown bin

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You can also order a garden bin by calling 01274 431000.

Please note only one brown bin per property will be provided.

If your brown bin has been lost or stolen there will be a charge for a replacement bin.

Frequently asked questions about garden waste bins

Why is garden waste collected in a brown bin?

The brown bin service makes it easy for you to store garden waste and present it at the kerbside. The bin also reduce the lifting for both you and the collection crews.

I have a large garden, can I place extra garden waste at the side of the bin?

We will only collect garden waste that is in the brown garden waste bin. Please do not place extra waste at the side. If you have a large amount of biodegradable garden waste, you can take the excess to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre or request a bulky waste collection.

Can I have an extra garden waste bin?

At present we can only provide a service for one brown garden waste bin per household.

If you have lots of garden waste an another option is home composting. Bradford Council has teamed up with getcomposting.com to provide an exclusive offer on home compost bins and other green products.

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