Garden waste collection to pause for the winter months

It’s getting to that time of year again to do the final touches to your garden as the garden waste collection service in Leeds goes into hibernation in early December.

The last day for brown bin collections will be Saturday 2 December 2017 and the service will resume again on Monday 26 February 2018.

If you have any garden waste you do need to dispose of while collections are stood down you can take it to the Middleton Recycling Site at Holmewell Road LS10 4TQ (behind Asda). The site is open 8am-4pm, seven days a week throughout the winter, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

For bin day reminders straight to your phone you can download the Leeds Bins app. Search for Leeds Bins by imactivate from Google Play or the Apple App Store

What items can I put in my brown garden waste bin?

Yes please:

  • Flowers and plants
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge clippings
  • Leaves
  • Twigs and small branches (not more than 3 cm thick)
  • Windfall fruit
  • Weeds

Please put these into your bin loose and do not use any plastic bags.

No thanks:

  • Plastic of any kind
  • Glass
  • Food waste (including fruit skins)
  • Pet bedding, pet waste or cat litter
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Noxious weeds (see GOV.UK guidance for more information)