Information

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

Renew your brown bin

Information

We will contact you by email (if provided) or postcard, 2 weeks before your current subscription ends, with full details on how and when to renew.

Renew your bin

Don't have a My Kirklees Account?

To make things easier for you, why not sign up for a My Kirklees Account. You can manage your bins, view your council tax amongst lots of other useful things!

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 use bags.

What you can't put in your brown bin

not okay for green bin cross
  • Soil
  • Rubble, gravel and stones
  • Turf
  • 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

How to recycle or dispose of other waste

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.