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Information about what can and cannot go into your bins

What can or cannot be put in my brown bin

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Brown bin

Your brown bin will be collected once every two weeks along with your other recycling. After collection, this is taken to a composting facility to make it into compost.

Garden waste collections service is provided from 1st March until 30th November each year. Outside of this period residents can request a collection of garden waste on 2 specific dates per month. Residents must telephone 01706 217777 Option 3 or email refuse@rossendalebc.gov.uk to request a collection, at which point they will be advised when to present their bin.

Yes, please

  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Hedge clippings
  • Prunings
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Cut flowers
  • Plants
  • Fallen fruit (windfalls)

No, Thanks

  • Soil, or turf
  • Any stone, or rubble
  • Large segments of trees
  • Christmas Trees
  • Any household waste
  • Pet/animal waste
  • Kitchen/food waste 
  • Tubs/pots
  • Plastic bags 
  1. What can or cannot be put in my green bin?
  2. What can or cannot be put in my blue bin/blue sack?
  3. What can or cannot be put into my grey bin or aqua sack?
  4. You are here: What can or cannot be put in my brown bin
  5. Top tips for a clean wheelie bin
  6. Asbestos

Telephone: 01706217777 Option3

The Business Centre, Rossendale Borough Council, Futures Park, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL13 0BB