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Extra garden waste collection available Thursday 18th October

Residents who are signed up for brown bin collections can put out twice as much garden waste on Thursday 18th October.

Vale of White Horse district councils is giving those who are part of the paid-for service the opportunity to put out the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large 80 litre bin bags).  

You should leave your extra garden waste out in bin liners or sacks beside your brown bins.  Trade waste bags will not be accepted, however you can re-use old compost bags.**

The garden waste is taken to a recycling plant in Oxfordshire where it is used to make compost, which goes to local farmers, allotment holders and an annual compost giveaway.  However, there are increasing reports that the waste is being contaminated with non-compostable items such as plant pots, plastic bags and bottles.

Cllr Elaine Ware, cabinet member for housing and environment at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “This extra garden waste service offers a great opportunity for residents to clear their gardens and make them ready for winter. We want to take this opportunity to remind people that they should only put compostable garden waste in the brown bin.”

What CAN be put into the brown bin

  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Weeds 
  • Flowers and plants
  • Hedge clippings
  • Branches (not more than 10cm thick)
  • Prunings and twigs
  • Windfall fruit
  • Hay / Straw / Sawdust (soiled animal bedding from non-meat eating animals only eg rabbits)
  • Vegetable waste from the garden only eg potato tops (not kitchen waste)

    See the councils’ websites for more information via www.morerecycling.co.uk.

** Please note that boxes and bags left on the extra garden waste days are left at the customer’s discretion and the council will not replace them if missing or damaged.

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