Brown bin

brown binYour 240L brown bin (or biodegradeable sacks) is for all types of garden waste and is collected every four weeks. 

Check your recycling calendar for details of your collection dates.

Your collection day from 1 March 2018 may change. We will let you know of your updated collection day in early 2018 when we issue your 2018 collection calendar.

Please note: your brown bin is only collected from March - November. Should you collect garden waste between December and February please do not place within your green general waste bin - store it in your brown bin or take it to your nearest Recycling Centre

What you can put in your brown bin

  • flowers and plants
  • grass cuttings
  • hedge trimmings
  • leaves
  • weeds
  • prunings
  • sawdust
  • cut flowers
  • twigs and small branches (should be cut to lengths that fit in your bin)

What not to put in your brown bin

  • soil or stones

Where to leave your brown bin

Place your brown bin at your normal collection point by 6.30am on your collection day and we will collect it every four weeks between March and November. 

Top tips

  • If you do not have a brown bin please use the supplied biodegradable sacks for your garden waste instead
  • Take your excess garden waste to your nearest Recycling Centre where it will be recycled, and you can collect your free Compost To Go at the same time

What happens to the collected garden waste?

The garden waste is transformed into an accredited compost product, which is then made available to residents through the Recycling Centres.

Contact Information

Waste Management Services
Western Road Depot
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 1LL
Telephone: 01563 554033
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