Richmondshire District Council

Green bin: garden waste

Garden waste is only collected from subscribing households and a valid licence must be attached to the bin. 

If you don't want to sign up to the scheme, you can compost your garden waste at home or take your waste to the tip.

✔ Yes...

✘ No...

✔ Grass cuttings

✘ Stones and soil

✔ Clippings

✘ Turf

✔ Leaves

✘ Peelings and food waste

✔ Hedge clippings

✘ Ash

✔ Cut flowers

✘ Cat and dog waste

✔ Plants and weeds


✔ Windfalls


✔ Bark


✔ Small pet bedding


Compostable bags

If you subscribe to the scheme, excess garden waste can be placed in compostable bags which are available to purchase from the council and will be collected with your bin. These can be bought from Mercury House, Richmond or one of the council’s Community Offices at a cost of £6.00 for 20 bags. Only bags provided by the council will be collected as they conform to the specification required by our contractor.

These bags do have a limited shelf life, so they should be used within a year or two of purchasing them. To prolong the bag's shelf life we advise that the bags are stored away in a dry place out of direct sunlight, that they are not filled too far in advance of your collection, and the bags are not tied at the top.

Please do not overfill your bin: If it is too heavy to move, it will be too heavy for the bin lift
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