Changes to collections this Christmas
Your refuse and recycling collections will change over Christmas. All collections and properties will be affected. Check the changes on the Christmas recycling and rubbish collections page.
Disruption due to weather
Please use your green bin for garden and food waste only. Do not over fill your bin. The bin will only be emptied if the lid is firmly down and not excessively heavy (bin should not exceed 100 kilograms). No additional bags will be taken.
Place your green bin at the edge of your property, where it meets the public highway, by 7am on your collection day. Please do not put it out before 7pm the night before collection.
We collect grass cuttings and weeds, hedge clippings and prunings, leaves and bark, plants and cut flowers, twigs and small branches (no wider than your wrist), and animal bedding from herbivore pets (e.g. rabbits). We do not collect soil or turf.
In very cold weather it is possible that the contents of your green bin may become frozen solid. This means that when we attempt to empty your bin, some or all of the contents won’t come out. On these occasions, we are unable to return to empty your bin until your next scheduled collection.
To reduce the risk of your bin becoming frozen:
- Do not compress garden waste into your bin
- Loosen the contents by sliding a spade between the contents and the inside of the bin
- Store your bin in a warmer spot
Additional green bins
There is no limit to the number of green bins that a property can present for collection but they must be Warwick District Council green bins.
Alternatively, garden waste can be taken to Princes Drive and Cherry Orchard Recycling Centres or composted at home.
Composting uncooked food and garden waste at home is a great way to reduce waste going to landfill and it provides you with a free soil conditioner.
Warwickshire County Council is offering subsidised compost bins to Warwickshire residents from £10. They can be collected from recycling centres or delivered to your home. Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/composting or phone 0844 571 4444 for more information.