Please note, the garden waste collection is now a subscription service if you wish to have your garden waste collected, there is a charge of £44 per bin.
To check what you can and can't put in your green bin / sacks, please download the 123+ information booklet.
Food waste is collected from the food waste bin weekly. Food waste should be loose, wrapped in paper or in compostable bags (conforming to EN13432 standards). Suitable bags can be purchased in most major supermarkets.
Garden waste collected from households in the district is taken to an In-Vessel Composter (IVC) treatment site at Ufton, near Southam.
IVCs treat the material and ensure that composting takes place in an enclosed environment, with accurate temperature control and monitoring. The material is turned into compost to be used as a soil conditioner in as little as two weeks. In comparison, this takes around three months using traditional outdoor composting.
The composted material is used for agricultural use and land fill site restoration. We are unable to sell this product to the public.
Food waste collected from households in the district is taken to an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility in Coleshill, North Warwickshire.
Anaerobic digestion is the process by which organic matter such as food waste is broken down to produce biogas and biofertilizer. This process happens in the absence of oxygen in a sealed oxygen-free tank call an anaerobic digester.
You may wish to consider composting at home. Discounted compost bins are available from Warwickshire County Council.