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Brown bin

Use this bin to recycle food and garden plant waste

We can only compost...

Cooked and uncooked food waste
Fruit and vegetable peelings
Meat, fish and bones
Dead flowers
Grass and hedge cuttings
Weeds (not Japanese Knotweed or Ragwort)
Leaves and windfall fruit
Hay or straw bedding from non meat eating small pets e.g. rabbits
Real Christmas trees (make sure you remove all decorations and the base!)


We can't compost...

Plastic bags, flower pots or any other plastic items
Glass, metal, plastic or cardboard
Cat or dog litter and faeces
Painted or treated wood
Vacuum dust or fire cinders
Soil, stones or rubble

Remember

  • remove all food waste from its packaging
  • food waste can be wrapped in a single sheet of newspaper
  • if you use caddy liners make sure they meet the EN13432 standard and show the compostable "seed" logo.
     

Too much for one bin?

    You can buy an additional bin if you regularly have more compostable material than will fit in a single brown bin. There is a one off £72.50 charge to cover the cost of delivery and subsequent fortnightly collections.

    If you sometimes have extra garden plant waste, e.g. after cutting a hedge, you can purchase paper sacks to put out extra material for collection. The sacks are 68p each and can be bought from our offices

    • Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek ST13 6HQ
    • 15a-17 High Street, Cheadle ST10 1AA
    • Town Hall, High Street, Biddulph ST8 6AR