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Garden waste collection (green bin)

Green Waste Recycling Bin

Dudley Council provides a green waste service for the collection of garden waste from each household. 

Existing green wheelie bins are for garden waste only. If you don't already have a green bin or you would like an additional one you can order one from Dudley Council Plus. Please note, an additional bin is a chargeable service.

Please note: Requests for new or replacement green bins are chargeable. This includes occupancy of new build properties as well as bins that may have been lost, damaged or stolen. The cost is £28.45. This charge is for the administration and delivery of the bin. The bin remains the property of the Council.

Large amounts of garden waste can also be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre, or alternatively the Council operates a chargeable Special Collections service.

You can use our Missed bin or collection issues form to report queries and issues relating to the collections for missed bins, household refuse collections, garden waste collections and kerbside recycling collections. 

If there is any rubbish in the streets, please use our Street Cleansing Report Form to report the problem.

Check your collection day

Check your collection day

Make a recycling request using your mobile phone

The Dudley Council App allows you to easily and immediately request using your mobile.

What garden waste can I put out in my green bin?

Please put the following materials in your green wheelie bin, as they can be composted.

  • Grass cuttings

  • Hedge clippings

  • Annual weeds

  • Leaves

  • Small branches (maximum length: 1 metre / 3 feet, maximum diameter: 7.5cm / 3 inches)

  • Small prunings

What should I not put out?

Do not put the following materials in your green wheelie bin as they cannot be composted.

  • Animal waste

  • Food waste

  • Bricks, rubble, or concrete

  • Household waste

  • Large branches or tree stumps (Branches over 7.5cm / 3 inches diameter or 1m  / 3ft in length and will not be collected)

  • Paper and cardboard

  • Plastics

  • Soil and stones

  • Wire and nails

Please also note:

  • Contaminated wheelie bins or reusable sacks will not be emptied

  • If the reusable sack is too heavy for you to lift, then it is too heavy for the collection crew to lift

If the collection crew have placed a yellow sticker on the rubbish it means that the waste is considered to be contaminated. These items will NOT be removed and remain the responsibility of the householder for removal.

Please note that garden waste put out as part of domestic waste will not be collected. 

When will my garden waste be collected?

Use our postcode search facility to find out when your garden waste will be collected.

Please place your bin on the edge of your property, as close to the public highway as possible.

What time does my green waste or green wheelie bin have to be out?

Your green waste or wheelie bin MUST be placed out by 6.30am on the day of your collection. If it is placed out any later, it may not be collected and will be done on your next collection date.

Can I have more than one green wheelie bin or leave excess garden waste by my bin?

You can purchase an additional green bin by contacting Dudley Council Plus.

If you are creating additional garden waste and cannot fit it into your green wheelie bin please consider the following options:

Please note that we will not collect any excess garden waste due to health and safety considerations.

Will there be a charge for ordering a replacement bin if mine is damaged or stolen?

Requests for new or replacement green bins are chargeable. This includes occupancy of new build properties as well as bins that may have been lost, damaged or stolen. The cost is £28.45. This charge is for the administration and delivery of the bin. The bin remains the property of the Council.

Joining our recycling schemes

To join a scheme (Kerbside/black box recycling scheme, green garden waste recycling scheme or Plastics/Cardboard recycling scheme), request a calendar, black box, green bin or recycling bag please use our online form

Home composting

Nearly a third of what we all throw away is garden and kitchen waste (e.g. grass cuttings, leaves or fruit and vegetable peelings).

This can easily be turned into compost, making your garden greener and reducing the amount of rubbish that is sent to landfill. This is turn also helps to reduce the costs associated with taking away your garden waste.

Digging compost into your garden will help to improve the texture, drainage and aeration of the soil and adds nutrients. Home composting is also the environmentally friendly alternative to peat based products.

Assisted refuse collection

The council may be able to provide help to residents who, through illness or infirmity, are unable to put out their refuse and do not have anyone else to assist them.

If you are someone or know someone who is unable to put out refuse for collection because of serious illness or disability, and if there is no family or helpful neighbour who can assist, please use our Assisted Collections Request form or contact us using the details below.

Making a complaint

If you feel we have failed to provide you with good service please contact us and we will endeavour to resolve any concerns you may have. We also have a formal complaints procedure.

Can't find the information you are looking for?

If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.

Contact Details

  • Name Waste Care, Environmental Management
  • Address Directorate of the Urban Environment, Waste Care, Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 8JW
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345