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Garden waste recycling

From grass clippings and leaves to hedge trimmings, find out what you can include in your garden waste recycling bag and what you must dispose of elsewhere.

We collect garden waste from street properties with a weekly doorstep recycling service. This is limited to six standard sacks of garden waste per week for each property or street address (not per household).

You can also bring your garden waste to the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre. There are no other public recycling points for garden waste in Islington.

What you can recycle

  • grass clippings 
  • leaves 
  • plants and prunings 
  • garden weeds 
  • small tree branches 
  • hedge trimmings. 

What you can't recycle

  • soil
  • food waste 
  • bricks or rubble 
  • plastic plant pots or bags
  • large tree branches 
  • other non-garden waste like oil canisters 

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