We collect garden waste as part of our kerbside collection service
You can also take your garden waste to your nearest household waste and recycling site (HWRS)
Or best of all it can be home composted.
What can you put in the garden bin?
- Shrub prunings
- Garden weeds
- Plants and leaves
- Hedge trimmings
- Dead flowers
- Cut grass
- Small tree branches.
- Food waste
- Pet waste or bedding
- Soil or rubble
- Building materials
- Plastic carrier or polythene bags
- No ceramic/plastic plant pots or plastic trays
- Domestic waste
- Carboard or paper.
Where does it go?
We take your garden waste to the composting facility at Lount, near Ashby.
At the site the material is shredded and formed into 'windrows' (long triangular shaped heaps).
The heaps are turned once a week to allow air into the system.
In around 16 weeks nature has taken its course - and the raw garden material has broken down into compost.
Compost from the site is certified by the Soil Association to be of a good standard - and is sold in bags as 'County Compost'.
Some is sold to DIY and garden stores - but some sold at your HWRS at a reduced price, so local compost can be bought by local people.
Home composting is the best environmental option for garden waste as the material doesn't need to be transported anywhere. See our composting page for more information.
Last updated: Wed 22 February, 2017 @ 15:33