Green waste

Why collect Garden Greens?

Garden Greens are one of the many materials that get thrown away everyday that still have a value. Your grass cuttings and prunings contain many nutrients that can be put back in to the soil to improve its quality. If left in their natural environment organic matter decays and is returned to the soil. Selby is a rural district and there is a lot of land that could benefit from this material. All the Garden Greens we collect will be taken to local farms.

Where are the Garden Greens taken?

Local farmers take the material that we collect, compost it and then spread it back onto their land to improve the soil. So as well as diverting waste from landfill, you're also helping to support local businesses.

It is very important that you make sure the right materials are put in to your green bin, because the farmers' fields may be used to grow food for humans or animals.

Find out more...

How does it all work? - this section answers the following questions:

  • What do I do, when do I do it, and what do I do it with!?
  • How often is my bin collected?
  • When is my collection day?
  • I have help with my other bins. Can you have with this scheme too?
  • I live in the areas covered by the scheme but haven't got a bin, could I have one?

What can I put in my bin? - this section answers the following questions:

  • What can I put in my bin?
  • Why can't I put vegetable peelings in my bin?
  • What happens if I put the wrong things in?
  • I have a contamination sticker on my bin - what shall I do?