Garden Waste Wheeled Bin Scheme

It is important to look at other ways of managing our waste and protecting the environment. Recycling garden waste has proved an invaluable source in reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

After paper, garden waste forms a substantial amount of the waste collected. If this is sent to landfill it generates methane gas which adds to global warming. To help make Redcar & Cleveland a cleaner, safer and greener place, the Council provides an alternate weekly waste collection service for properties with gardens.

We are unable to collect any bin containing unsuitable materials. Please ensure that you do not put any unsuitable materials out for collection.

What can/can't go in the bin

Grass cuttings
Dried/dead flowers
Tree/shrub pruning
Hedge Clippings / leaves
Vegetarian animal waste (i.e. rabbit or gerbil waste)
Food waste (including fruit and vegetable peelings)
Tea bags
Bones & egg shells
Dog and cat waste
Disposable nappies
General household rubbish

Extra details
  • Dont contaminate your garden waste wheeled bin with unwanted material
  • Dont put cooked food in the garden waste wheeled bin Government legislation bans it
  • Ensure your bin is placed out by 7.00am on collection day
  • Do not put sacks or carrier bags in the Green Waste Wheeled Bin (unless you use the bio-degradable bags available from libraries in the Borough)
  • If in doubt, DO NOT put it in the garden waste bin!

Where will my Garden Waste Wheeled Bin be collected from?
It will be collected from the same place your normal bin is collected from.

Where will I store my Garden Waste Wheeled Bin?
We realise that you may have limited space. We would like you to contact us if this is the case on the number below.

Will excess garden waste that cannot fit in the Garden Waste Wheeled Bin be taken?
Yes but only in small amounts. Please note it must be placed in bio-degradable bags otherwise we cannot collect it. For large amounts, you can use our Household Waste Recycling Centre.
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