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Household Support Fund

Due to predicted high demand, applications for the Household Support Fund have now closed. Further support can be found on our Cost of Living and Household Support pages

We provide a green waste subscription service for the collection of household garden waste.

If you do not currently subscribe to the service and wish to do so, please follow the link below.

Collection days

Frequently asked questions

Further information about our garden waste service

What garden waste can I put 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 in my green bin?

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

Report a missed collection

If you have a query or issue relating to a missed collection, please report it.

Missed garden waste collections will be picked up within 7 working days of being reported.

Replacement green bin

You can replace damaged or lost and stolen waste bins and bags, including garden waste bins.

Requests for replacement garden waste bins are chargeable.

Other options for garden waste

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

Compost your garden waste.

Take your garden waste to the Household Waste Recycling Centre

Consider our Bulky items service.

Home composting

Nearly a third of what we throw away is garden and kitchen waste. For example grass cuttings, leaves, and vegetable peelings.

These can easily be turned into compost which can be used on your garden. This helps to reduce the amount of rubbish that is sent to landfill. It in 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.

Details about discounted composters available to Dudley residents is available on the Dudley Recycles website.