Garden Waste and Composting FAQs
Can I put food waste in my garden waste bin?
No, the law prevents food waste from being composted in an open-air composting facility, which is how Nottinghamshire’s green waste is composted.
Can I put compostable food waste like vegetable peelings in my garden waste bin?
No, there are laws that prevent food waste from being composted in an open-air composting facility, which is how Nottinghamshire’s green waste is composted.
Can compostable / biodegradable food trays and packaging go in the garden waste or recycling bin?
No. Typically these do not break down fully when composted at an open-air facility and could be contaminated with food. Please put them in the general waste bin or try putting them in your home composting bin.
Can I put soil or rubble in the garden waste bin?
No. These materials interfere with the composting process. The Recycling Centres accept small amounts of these materials.
What happens to my garden waste?
The majority of garden waste collected in the County is sent to the composting facility in Oxton, Nottinghamshire where it is shredded and composted. Once the process is complete the material is ready to be used on farmland as a soil improver and fertilizer.
Can I buy the compost from Oxton?
No. This is not currently available for sale, it is used on farmland.
Can I take garden waste to the Recycling Centres?
Yes. All the County’s recycling centres accept garden waste.