Brown bin collection notifications

Unfortunately the brown bin collection notification service is down at the moment due to technical issues. We hope to have it back to normal as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2022-2023 subscriptions

Applications for the 2022-2023 service are no longer being accepted as the deadline has passed. The service runs on an annual calendar from June to June, so all new applications and renewals must be registered with us in time to schedule them into our collection rounds.

Register interest in the 2023-24 service

Fill in our simple online form.

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes.

Register interest in a brown bin

After you've registered

We will get back to you nearer the time.

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Garden waste collections

If you need to have your garden waste removed before then, you can request a garden waste bags collection or use other ways to dispose of your waste.

About the brown bin service

The brown bin, or Clip and Collect service provides fortnightly collections of garden waste between February and November.

To be eligible for a brown bin, you must have a current collection service for a standard grey or green wheelie bin.

  • You can request up to two standard 240-litre brown wheelie bins to recycle domestic garden waste.
  • The service takes a winter break December and February each year.
  • All the waste is turned into organic material. This is used for a range of industrial and commercial purposes.

Unfortunately we can't collect a brown bin from some properties. If your property is one of those, you will be informed when you try to sign up.

Annual cost

  • The one-off annual fee is £45 per bin.
  • Using our Direct Debit scheme will get you a discount of £5 per bin.
  • Kirklees Passport holders get a 20% discount.

Assisted collections

If you need assistance having your brown bin emptied, it can be arranged after you sign up for Clip and Collect. We may need to carry out a quick survey of your property before we offer assistance with your brown bin. We will let you know about that when you enquire about assistance.

Enquire about an assisted collection: Assisted bin collections

Brown bin collection dates

Bin collection dates tells you when your bin is being collected.

What you can put in your brown bin

okay for green bin tick
  • Grass cuttings
  • Tree and hedge clippings
  • Weeds (excluding controlled weeds such as Giant Hogweed or Japanese Knotweed)
  • Plants and flowers
  • Leaves
  • Twigs and bark
  • Small branches (under 4 inches in diameter)

Please leave waste loose. Do not put it in plastic bags.

What you can't put in your brown bin

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  • Soil
  • Rubble, gravel and stones
  • Turf
  • Infectious plants (such as Japanese Knotweed)
  • Plant pots (including plastic and terracotta) or plastic ties
  • Pet bedding or pet waste (for example, from a rabbit hutch or cat litter, or dog poo)
  • General waste
  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags

Benefits of having a brown bin

  • You are greener - by recycling your garden waste, you are being environmentally conscious. You are also acting to reduce climate change by cutting the number of plastic bin bags used
  • You are cleaner - by reducing mess in the garden and smells in the car
  • You are richer - there are no car trips to the household waste recycling centre
  • You are relaxed - because you get to spend more time enjoying your garden

Going that one step further with recycling

Using our Clip and Collect service is not the only way you can recycle garden waste. If you have a very large garden, or want to make use of the organic material yourself, here are a few tips to follow:

More information about our waste and recycling services

Bins and recycling - what goes where

Bin collections with Alexa

Ask Alexa to remind you when your next bin collection is. Further information: Alexa, ask my Kirklees.

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