What goes in your brown bin
Use your brown bin for food waste such as -
- meat, fish and bones
- plate scrapings/leftovers
- fruit and vegetable peelings
- tea bags and coffee grounds
- egg shells
- stale bread
Use your brown bin for garden waste such as -
- grass and hedge cuttings
- cut and dry flowers
- twigs and small branches
- weeds and small shrubs
- straw bedding (not cat or dog bedding)
Please use the picture guide below for further information about what can and cannot go into your brown bin-
Only use Council provided liners in your kitchen caddy.
If you need more liners, tie a single liner to your brown bin handle when you present it for emptying.
Free liners are also available from your -
- local library
- customer service centre
- local household waste recycling centre
To request a replacement bin, additional bin, kitchen caddy or to cancel a bin service use the online form below
- the brown bin is emptied every two weeks
- we empty bins between 7 am and 4.30 pm.
- bins need to be at the boundary of your property with the handle facing towards the road no later than 7am
- number all your bins, so they are not mistaken for your neighbours’ bins
- make sure all bin lids are fully closed
- return your bin to your property as soon as you can after it has been emptied.
- if your bin is missed, please contact us within 48 hours of your collection day.
- no side waste with the brown bin.
What happens to my brown bin waste?
It is taken to a local in-vessel composting site, where it is made into compost and soil improver for agricultural, horticulture and home use.