We collect garden waste as part of our kerbside collection service
Please note garden waste and cardboard collections remain suspended since Monday 30 March 2020 due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
The household waste and recycling sites operated by Leicestershire County Council are closed due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
For further information please visit our dedicted waste and recycling coronavirus page
Garden waste 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
- Compostable/biodegradable bags or film
Where does it go?
We deliver this directly to an open windrow composting facility in Lount, near to Ashby operated by SUEZ. The garden waste is shredded and placed into windrows (long heaped rows) which are turned on a regular basis over a 14 week period after which it has matured into a PAS 100 compost. PAS 100 is a standard for composting recognised in the organics recycling sector. The compost is used on agricultural land and capping old landfill sites all within the UK.
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: Thu 14 May, 2020 @ 11:18