The sign-up window for new subscribers closed on 30 April.
New subscribers can sign up to the service between 1 February and 30 April. All new subscribers will receive their bins in May for their collections to start in June. You can request a garden waste collection, or scroll down to see other ways to dispose of your waste
Brown bins are a paid-for service with collections every two weeks that run for ten months of the year, with a winter break in December and January. Subscribers can request up to two standard 240-litre brown wheelie bins to recycle domestic garden waste, like grass and hedge cuttings. All waste collected is composted and used for future growing projects.
There is an annual fee of £38.50 per bin. Kirklees Passport holders will receive a 20% discount.
Brown bin collections are only available to households with a current collection service using a standard grey or green wheeled bin. You can use your brown bin for things like grass cuttings, leaves, and weeds
What you can put in your brown bin
- Grass cuttings
- Tree and hedge clippings
- Weeds (excluding controlled weeds such as Giant Hogweed or Japanese Knotweed)
- Plants and flowers
- Twigs and bark
- Small branches (under 4 inches in diameter)
What you can't put in your brown bin
- Rubble, gravel and stones
- Infectious plants (Japanese Knotweed)
- Plant pots (including plastic and terracotta) or ties
- Pet bedding or pet waste (eg. from a rabbit hutch)
- General waste
- Food waste
- Plastic bags
Benefits of having a brown bin
- Greener - you're helping the environment by recycling waste as well as reducing the number of plastic bin bags used
- Cleaner - reduces mess and smells in the car
- Quicker - saves time loading the car and travelling to the waste recycling centre
- Efficient - save money on fuel costs and bin bags
- Convenient - so you can spend more time enjoying the garden
Brown bin collections
To access your collection dates, you will need to log into your My Kirklees Account and click on Garden waste collection calendar. Brown bins are collected twice a month from February to November.
How to recycle or dispose of other waste
- Compost it. Find out what you can compost and order a compost bin: Composting
- Ask us to collect garden waste. Find out what we collect and order a collection: Request a garden waste collection
- Take it to a household waste recycling centre (tip). Find out where they are and what you can take to them: Household waste recycling centres
More information: Bins and recycling - what goes where
A to Z list of what to do with your unwanted items and rubbish - which bin they go in, if they can be taken to household waste recycling centres (tips) or other recycling sites, and what other alternatives there are for disposing of them.