Always in the green bin: cold ash and charcoal

Having a fire to keep you nice and toasty this winter? Ashes and charcoal can go into your green bin, but only once completely extinguished and cold.

If wood, charcoal or ash is still hot it can burn your bin or cause fires within the collection trucks, which can damage equipment and put drivers at risk.

Alternatively, you can place it in your own compost bin or use it directly in the garden.