Garden waste recycling

 

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We provide wheeled bins and reusable bags for storing garden waste. Collections are every two weeks.

Enter your postcode to find out if you are entitled to a garden waste collection and to find out your collection day:

Please put your bin or bag at the front boundary of your home at street level before 7am on your collection day.

What garden waste can I recycle?

  • grass
  • leaves
  • twigs and small branches
  • cuttings
  • flowers
  • plants
  • weeds

What can I not put in my brown bin / bag?

  • soil
  • rubble
  • logs
  • large branches
  • DIY wood
  • pet waste
  • household rubbish
  • plastic bags
  • turf

Japanese knotweed

You must not put Japanese knotweed in with your garden waste or general rubbish. The government has guidance on treating and disposing of invasive plants. If you have Japanese knotweed or other invasive plants on your land you should contact a specialist contractor to remove and dispose of it properly. 

What should I do with large amounts of garden waste?

You can order an extra brown bin or a re-usable bag. You can also bring waste to a household waste disposal site.

What happens to my garden waste?

All food waste and garden waste collected in Hackney is delivered to a composting facility operated by London Waste Ltd in Edmonton, North London, where it is broken down into compost. This compost is available to Hackney Council and residents to use in parks, allotments and gardens.

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