What can I do with my garden waste if I choose not to buy a collection permit?

  • Garden waste can be disposed of free of charge at Pottery Street and Kirn Drive recycling centres.
  • Grass can be cut and left as this will break down and fertilise the growing grass underneath.
  • Leaves can be gathered to make leaf mulch for using on the garden next year.
  • For information on home composting please follow the "Home Composting" link under the External Links heading on this page.

If you pay a private contractor to undertake gardening work, you can request that they remove the garden waste.

Please note that fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste (including garden waste) and if found doing this you could be issued with a fixed penalty notice of up to £200, or even taken to court for fines of up to £40,000 or imprisonment.

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Page last updated: 10 January 2020