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Things that can go in the brown bin

  • Grass¬†cuttings
  • Branches (up to 10cm diameter)
  • Clippings and leaves
  • Weeds, plants and flowers

Bin liners must not be used in your brown bin.  The composting process takes 14 weeks and even biodegradable liners are not compatible.

What happens to the garden waste once it is collected?

Once bulked up the waste is taken by Severn Waste Services to Hill and Moor composting facility near Pershore. The material is shredded and left to compost naturally in large rows. Once the process has fully completed the material is screened and is ready for use as a soil conditioner called Greengrow.

You can find out more about the composting process and how to buy Greengrow here