Garden and bulky waste services suspended, orange sacks and Gerpins Lane closed

Collections, and the renewal of contracts for garden waste bins and compostable sacks, has stopped. We advise you to home compost as much of your green garden waste as you can. We will not be collecting bulky waste until further notice and the Reuse and Recycling Centres at Gerpins Lane is closed. Running out of orange sacks? Put your recycling in a bag that is either clear or as see-through as possible, and label it as recycling. Go to our service disruption page for details

Coronavirus waste disposal advice

Tissues, disposable gloves and other related items used by anyone with suspected COVID-19 and those cleaning up afterwards, should be double bagged, then stored securely for 72 hours before being thrown away inside your usual black sack waste. You should not put this waste out with your usual rubbish for weekly collections until negative test results are known or the waste has been stored for at least 72 hours. Cleaning advice from GOV.UK

Compostable sack service

We provide a sack service with 50 compostable sacks to put your garden waste into.

Contracts are for one calendar year from the date of subscription.

We collect the garden waste sacks every other week and dispose of it for an annual fee of £55 for a contract.

Additional rolls of 10 sacks can be purchased for £11 with a delivery fee of £5.

To subscribe or renew over the phone please call 01708 432563, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

What can I put in the sack?

You can put the following in the sack:

  • flowers and plants
  • garden weeds,
  • grass cuttings
  • hedge trimmings
  • leaves
  • small twigs and branches

What can't I put in the sack?

  • food waste
  • general household waste
  • soil, logs, stones or plant pots
  • plastic bags or containers
  • heavy or abrasive items

Not sure if something goes in your sack or you should be doing something else with it? Use our 'what item goes where' search facility to get information about what to do.

What item goes where recycling and waste guide

Looking after your sacks

To make sure your sacks last the year keep them dry and out of the sunlight.

Read more about composting

Please note stickers that are issued for the garden waste service bins will not be issued for compostable sacks.

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