What goes in my Brown Bin

Approved Items for your Brown Bin

  • Garden Waste
  • Grass Cuttings
  • Plants
  • Leaves
  • Pine Cones
  • Hedge Clippings
  • Flowers
  • Saw Dust & Wood Shavings
  • Food Waste (Meat, Fish & Poultry cooked & uncooked)
  • Leftover food
  • Bread & Cereals
  • All types of Pasta/Rice/Noodles
  • Coffee Grounds and Filters
  • Dairy – Cheese & Yogurts
  • Fruit & Vegetables (Rotten & Peels)
  • Tea Bags/ Tea Leaves
  • Egg Shells Paper Towels/Napkins

Items not to go into your Brown Bin

  • Glass
  • Plastic Containers/ Plastic Bags
  • Metal
  • Cans
  • Clothes
  • Oils
  • Ashes
  • Building Materials
  • Medical Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • All Recyclables


Wers Recycling always endeavours to provide you with the cheapest option for your waste disposal.

  • Create a compost heap at the end of your garden. Over time this material will decompose to release nutrients into the ground and will end up being a very useful fertiliser for flower beds, etc. Once food waste is removed, garden waste does not attract rodents.
  • Mix it with other carbon rich materials in your home composter. Be sure to fully understand the correct procedures for home composting as it is important to get the correct mix of Carbon and Nitrogen rich materials. Read our Compost Manual for further details.
  • Use your local recycling centre*. There are many recycling centres throughout the Mid-West Region that accept grass and other garden waste.

*These recycling centres do not accept food waste.

If for some reason none of these recommended options suit you, Wers Recycling can provide a separate garden waste collection in certain areas.