Rubbish disposal and green waste

Green waste and general waste disposal areas
Green waste, branches, cuttings etc. goes in left-hand section. general waste goes in right-hand section.

Green waste area

Green waste, such as branches, brambles and stems from pruning, should be put in the left-hand section of the waste area. The green waste is collected by the council and taken to the processing centre in Barton where it is turned into wood chips.

General waste area

General allotment waste, such as old planks, tarpaulins, broken pallets  and old buckets and growing containers etc should be put in the right-hand section of the waste area. Do not dump personal waste here, like picnic  rubbish and drinks cans and bottles. Please take  personal rubbish home.

Skip provision

The Council is not obliged to provide skips. Skip provision is not included in the tenancy agreement. However, the council has occasionally provided a skip and  the allotment association has also, when needed, made a skip available.

General guidance on skip etiquette

The skip is intended for general rubbish that tends to build up over the cultivation and growing seasons on your plot.

The skip is not intended for green waste that can be composted and large heavy items, such as concrete slabs, bricks, stones and broken garden furniture.

The skip must not be overloaded and become, when full, too heavy to be lifted on to the lorry.

What can I put in the skip?

  • Old bits of wood and canes
  • Branches, brambles and stems from pruning
  • Sods and turf from plot clearing
  • Empty plastic and metal containers that are too large to fit into the standard recycling containers provided by the Council
  • Other ‘odds and ends’ from your plot that can’t be composted

What not to put in the skip

  • Garden and household rubbish from home
  • Asbestos
  • Containers of paint or chemicals
  • Poisonous and hazardous materials
  • Concrete slabs
  • Bricks
  • Stones
  • Glass