Garden waste - what can I put in my bin?

Waste less with Lancaster City Council

Please use your green wheeled bin for compostable garden waste only:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Prunings from shrubs and twigs
  • Weeds, bulbs and dead flowers
  • Unwanted plants and leaves
  • Bedding from vegetarian pets
  • Fallen fruit

Please do not put any of the following items in your green bin:

  • Food waste including meat, fruit, vegetables and egg shells*
  • Soil or turf
  • Plastic bags
  • Stones, rocks and rubble
  • Garden pots and ornaments

*Food waste includes any fruit or vegetables and peelings that have been prepared in your kitchen. This is a requirement of the Animal By-Product Regulations, due to the potential for cross-contamination with animal products and the subsequent spread of animal diseases like foot and mouth.

Last updated: 31 August 2021