The Clip and Collect (brown bin) service, is a paid for service. All new applications and renewals must be registered with us during the sign-up and renewal window so we can schedule them into our collection rounds. The window closed on 15 March 2024.

Register your interest in the 2025 service

We are making some changes to the Clip and Collect service to bring all subscriptions in-line with the calendar year, so the sign-up window is moving.

The sign-up window for the Clip and Collect (brown bin) service will open in October 2024 for the 2025 season. Once open it will be exclusively for those who have expressed an interest and subject to capacity.

Should you wish to join the waiting list, please fill in our simple online form to register your interest for the service.

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.

Register your interest

After you've registered

We will get back to you nearer the time.

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Garden waste collections

If you require an ad-hoc garden waste collection, you can request a Garden waste bag collection, or use other ways to dispose of your waste.

About the brown bin service

The brown bin, or Clip & Collect service provides fortnightly collections of garden waste.

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 between December and February each year.
  • All the waste is turned into organic material. This is used for a range of industrial and commercial purposes.
  • When you subscribe to the service, you must accept the Terms and Conditions.

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.

Assisted collections

If you need assistance having your brown bin emptied, it can be arranged after you sign up for Clip & 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

ok for brown bin
  • 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

not ok for brown bin
  • Soil (small amounts of soil on roots is unavoidable, but try to shake off as much as possible so there is more room in your bin for compostable waste)
  • 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

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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