When are brown bin collections restarting in Leeds? Brown bin calendar and what you can put in brown bins

Brown bin collections will resume for the spring in Leeds very soon - this is when brown bin collections are coming back and what you can put in your brown bin.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:31 am
Brown bin collections will be restarted in Leeds this month

According to Leeds Council, the brown bin collection service will resume from Monday March 22, 2021.

That means that depending on your area's day of the week, your brown bin will be collected in that week.

In Cookridge, for example, the brown bin is collected on Thursdays, so the next collection in Cookridge will be March 25.

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In Alwoodley, brown bin day is Tuesday, so the next collection will be March 23.

To check your area, go to the Leeds Council bin day postcode checker here.

From the first collection, the brown bin will be collected every two weeks until the end of autumn.

What can you put in your brown bin?

flowers and plants

grass cuttings

hedge clippings


twigs and small branches (no more than 3 cm thick)

windfall fruit

weeds (except noxious weeds)

Do not put these in your brown bin

plastic of any kind, including compostable and biodegradable


food waste (including fruit and veg peelings)

pet bedding, pet waste or cat litter




noxious weeds