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Composting fallen leaves

Compost bin

If you find you still have lots of fallen leaves once garden waste collections have stopped, composting them at home is a quick and easy option, and will provide leaf mulch to use around the garden. 


Use a black bin liner with holes or wire mesh and wooden stakes, to make a large bin. Fill it with fallen leaves and leave them to mulch down. Once the leaves start to crumble you can spread it as mulch over the garden. 


Some leaves will break down quicker than others and shredding them first will help to speed up to process. 

For more information about home composting and compost bins available at subsidised prices please visit our webpages.


Household Waste Recycling Centre

The Household Waste Recycling Centre on Barkers Lane is open from 9am to 5pm every day. Please note last entry to the site is 10 minutes before closing time. 


Over the festive period the site will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. 


For more information on the items you can take to the site please visit our Household Waste Recycling Centre webpage. 


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