Garden Waste Collections

The dates for the final garden waste collections in the borough for winter 2023 are:

Ilkeston and surrounding areas: The week commencing November 27. Collections will begin again February 19, 2024.

Long Eaton and surrounding areas: The week beginning December 4. Collections will begin again February 26, 2024.

During this time the brown bins can be used for dry mixed recycling - paper, plastic, glass, tins, cans and cardboard. 


New Brown bin 140ltr: £33.00
New Brown Bin 240ltr: £35.00

Lost and stolen bins (black and Brown): £15.00

What can be put in your brown bin

  • Dry grass cuttings, leaves and shrub/bush trimmings.
  • Windfall fruit.
  • Hedge trimmings.
  • Dead flowers, plants and weeds, all with soil shaken off.
  • Trimmed branches no thicker than a standard food tin.

What can't be recycled in your brown bin:

  • Soil, sand, gravel, bricks, rubble or stones. 
  • Textiles, shoes or clothes.
  • Food waste.
  • Animal waste
  • Toys.
  • Garden tools, garden ornaments or garden machinery such as lawn mowers. 
  • Vacuum cleaner contents.
  • Nappies.

On collection day, place your brown bin at the edge of your property where it joins the footpath or road, closest to where the refuse vehicle passes. The brown bin must be placed out for collection by 7am on your day of collection.  We cannot guarantee your collection will take place at the same time every fortnight. Brown bins should be placed out for collection on the same day as your blue bin.