We offer residents across the city a seasonal, chargeable Garden Waste recycling service.
Interested in our 2019 garden waste recycling service?
The service is really easy to use, and your garden waste will be collected from your home in your green bin every two weeks between April and November.
Don't have a green bin? No problem, we can deliver one for just £25.
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To request 11 collections you will need to subscribe by 24th May 2019; your collections will start from 17th June 2019.
Here's a handy guide of what can and can't go in your green bin
- Grass mowings
- Hedge and Plant clippings
- Small branches
- Weeds and cut flowers
- Chipped bark
Please do not put any of the items below in your green bin as they cannot be accepted at the composting facility and may mean that your green bin will not be collected.
- Food waste
- Household waste
- Japanese Knotweed
- Plant pots and garden gnomes
- Plastic bags and packaging
- Soil, stones, rubble and sawdust
- Waste from professional gardeners
- Pond Weeds and residues
What happens to your garden waste?
Garden waste collected in Sheffield is processed within South Yorkshire. The green waste is turned into a soil conditioner/compost and is then used by commercial landscapers and local authorities.
Here is how they do it:
- Garden waste is shredded.
- The shredded garden waste is put into large piles.
- The garden waste generates heat as it breaks down into compost. This process kills any unwanted bacteria.
- The piles are then turned regularly to help bring in air to the composting process.
- After around 12 weeks, the compost is ready to be used as a soil conditioner.
Can I still recycle my garden waste for free?
Yes, you can at Household Waste Recycling Centres
Garden waste can be recycled for free at any of the five Household Waste Recycling Centres located across the City. To find your nearest site, please click here.
Alternatively, you can recycle garden and kitchen waste, like vegetable and fruit peelings, tea bags and egg shells, into compost for your garden. All you need to get started is a compost bin and some outdoor space. To find out where you can buy a discounted compost bin, please click here.