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Green bin - garden waste

Your green wheelie bin is collected fortnightly and is used to to recycle your garden waste. This is an optional service. 

Garden waste you can recycle:

  • green garden waste bingrass cuttings
  • hedge trimmings and tree prunings
  • branches up to 20cm in diameter (8") and under 60cm (24") in length
  • flowers
  • leaves
  • weeds

All garden waste should be placed in your bin loose, not in bags.

Do NOT put in your green bin


Request a green bin


If you don't have a green bin at your property and would like to recycle your garden waste, use the new, additional or replacement bin form to order a green bin. 

Place your green bin on the boundary of your property by 6.30am on your collection day.

What happens to your garden waste?

The majority of the organic waste collected in Barnet is garden waste. Garden waste is either processed in an in-vessel composting facility or sent for outdoor processing. The resulting compost is used in agriculture.

Collections during cold weather

During very cold weather the contents of green bins can become frozen and stuck inside the bin – preventing the contents from being fully emptied by your collection crew.

For health and safety reasons, crews are not allowed to manually remove any items which are stuck in the bins. Please loosen or remove any items that are wedged or frozen in your bin to enable us to empty it on your next scheduled collection day.

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  • Street based services
  • Oakleigh Depot
    Oakleigh Road South
    London, N11 1HJ
  • Tel: 020 8359 4600
  • Opening hours
  • Mon - Thurs 9.00am to 5.15pm; Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm

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