Your green waste

Your green waste

Because of garden waste collection restrictions in some areas, we encourage residents to reduce the amount of garden waste they produce where possible. However, if you do have to cut the grass or do other work in the garden and are unable to store it, consider the following options:

  • Leave the grass cuttings on your lawn as you mow. This helps the soil retain water and return the required nutrients back to your lawn as they decompose.
  • Dry grass cuttings can be used as a mulch for beds and vegetable patches. Apply a thin layer to reduce weeds and pests.
  • Garden waste and some kitchen waste can be composted at home. The Smart Living website had advice on composting.

Please do not put lawn cuttings or hedge clippings in your ordinary waste collection bags.