At a glance
brown bins and containers
What goes in the container?
organic waste, (raw and cooked) leftovers, fruit, vegetables, potatoes, coffee grounds, teabags, bread, food that is spoiled or past its use-by date, meat, fish, etc.
non-woody garden waste, turf, grass, weeds, vegetables, windfall fruit, flowers, hay, leaves, straw, pot plants (without soil or pot), dung from small animals without litter, etc.
biodegradable bags, paper bags
peels wrapped in newspaper
household waste, cigarette butts, fats and oils, sweepings, sanitary towels and tampons, ash and coal, etc.
woody garden waste, hedge clippings, tree and shrub trimmings, clippings of roses, hedges and bushes, wood chippings, soil from plants, treated woods, etc.
paper, napkins, tissues, waste paper, etc.
cat litter, diapers, etc.
biodegradable plastic packaging and containers