Garden waste

Garden waste like grass cuttings, hedge trimmings or fallen leaves can usually be recycled in three ways: by composting at home, subscribing to your local garden waste collection service or taking it to a community recycling centre.

Your garden waste should never be thrown away as general waste, as this is bad for the environment and expensive for the tax payer. It is also illegal to dump garden waste in parks or wooded areas, or in other places for the council to collect. This is fly-tipping and should be reported if seen.