Biodegradable garden bags – find out more

If you have a small amount of garden waste to put out, you may benefit from our biodegradable garden bags scheme.

You buy a roll of garden bags from us and then use them as and when you need them. Just place your garden bags out with your normal fortnightly bin collection and your garden waste will be removed by the waste collection team.

Sacks should be placed on your property at the boundary with the kerbside by 6am and should be clearly visible from the road.

The bags are biodegradable and start to break down when used and left outside. Try not to fill bags too far in advance of your collection, and store the bags in a dry place away from direct sunlight.  

Biodegradable bags can only be purchased between April and December each year and must be used up by March. 

A roll of 10 garden bags cost £34. Each bag has a 60 litre capacity. You can buy garden bags by using our online form. 

Your bags will be delivered to you within seven to 10 working days. 

More about the biodegradable bags scheme

Put these in your garden bags:

  • grass cuttings
  • old garden or house plants
  • twigs and leaves
  • hedge trimmings
  • flowers and weeds
  • garden prunings 

Don't put these in your garden bags:

  • pet litter or animal bedding
  • soil, rocks and stones
  • wire bag ties
  • branches, tree trunks, stumps or logs
  • vegetable peelings or food waste
  • plastic pots, trays or bags
  • turf

Please don't overfill your garden bags and ensure they are not too heavy to be lifted by one person