Twigs and small branches

Twigs and small branches can be recycled at home in your food and garden bin as long as they aren’t thicker than your wrist.

Other garden waste that can be recycled at home includes:

• flowers and plants
• leaves
• grass cuttings
• hedge clippings
• weeds (no Japanese Knotwood or Himalayan Balsam)


You can also recycle garden waste at your local Recycling Centre. If you are taking food and garden waste to a Recycling Centre, it must be separated. If you take a mixed bag of food and garden waste it will have to go in the non-recyclable container. This is because the Recycling Centres are not licensed to accept food waste.

You can also compost your garden waste in a home compost bin. To find out more visit Let’s compost now.


Recycle for Greater Manchester