Cuts by the government mean Sheffield City Council can no longer afford to subsidise green waste collections having had to prioritise other front line services.
Veolia Environmental Services will be offering residents a chargeable fortnightly garden waste recycling bin collection service this year.
Due to start in the Spring, if you would like to register your interest in the service, please email email@example.com or click here to complete an enquiry form.
Please help us to recycle as much green waste as possible by only putting the items listed below in your green bin;
- Grass mowings
- Hedge and Plant clippings
- Small branches
- Weeds and cut flowers
- Chipped bark
Please do not put any of the items below in your green bin as they cannot be accepted at the composting facility and your green bin will not be collected.
- Food waste
- Household waste
- Japanese Knotweed
- Plant pots and garden gnomes
- Plastic bags and packaging
- Soil, stones, rubble and sawdust
- Waste from professional gardeners
- Pond Weeds and residues
What happens to your garden waste?
Garden waste collected in Sheffield is sent for composting at Blackburn Meadows. The green waste is made into high grade compost and used by commercial landscapers, the Local Authority, and can be bought by home gardeners.
Here is how they do it:
- Garden waste is delivered to the sites where it is shredded.
- The shredded garden waste is put into large piles.
- The garden waste generates heat as it breaks down into compost. This process kills any unwanted bacteria.
- The piles are then turned regularly to help with the composting process.
- After 12 weeks, the compost is ready to be used as a very useful soil conditioner.
Composting transforms your kitchen and garden rubbish into a nutrient rich food for your garden. Compost is easy to make and improves your soil’s condition and your plants and flowers will love it. All you need to get started is a compost bin and some outdoor space. To find out how to buy a bargain compost bin, please click here.
Alternatively, garden waste can be taken to anyone of the five Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) across the city. To find your nearest HWRC, please click here .