Information for Northumberland Householders on the three ways to recycle garden waste.
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A certain amount of garden waste can be composted at home in a
home compost bin, providing a free and
environmentally friendly supply of nutrients for growing plants,
flowers and vegetables in your garden and/or pots.
Garden Waste Collection Scheme
Household Waste Recovery Centres
Garden waste such as leaves, grass cuttings and hedge trimmings
can be taken to any of the 12 Household Waste
Recovery Centres in Northumberland.
Christmas trees can be recycled at all 12 Household
Waste Recovery Centres in Northumberland. These should
be placed in the garden waste skips on the sites.
here to find out how you can buy compost made from
Northumberland garden waste.
Christmas trees can also be collected in the Garden
Waste Collection Scheme at the start of the new
season. The trees will need to be chopped into smaller sections
Click here for further information on the Garden
Waste Collection Scheme
Further collection points will also be made
available on certain days during January. Please click here to go to our Recycling at
Christmas and New Year page for further information.
Broken household electrical tools can be taken
to all 12 Household Waste Recovery Centres
in Northumberland and placed at the designated
electrical collection point.
Broken non-electrical tools such as spades-
Please check with the site attendant on duty at your Household
Waste Recovery Centre as to the most appropriate collection area
for your tool.
A Community recycling project:
GARDEN TOOL RECYCLING. The Conservation
Foundation’s Tools Shed recycles and repairs garden tools in
association with HMP Northumberland. Once they have been
refurbished in the prison’s workshops, they are given free to
school and community gardens. Please take any broken or unwanted
garden hand tools (no petrol of electricity driven ones please) to
the Tools Shed collection point in the Plant Centre at The Alnwick
You may also like to take a look at our Community Reuse
and Recycling webpage for further ideas
Many weeds can be composted in your home
bin, put into your garden
waste bin for collection or taken to the 12 Household
Waste Recovery Centres.
"Weeds are great to add to compost heaps as long as they are not
seeding, and you are very careful what you do with the perennial
pernicious ones. Indeed, some require special treatment and it is
illegal even to move them elsewhere" N Scott, Composting an easy
household guide P89 (See pernicious weeds below)
For further information on what materials can be composted
please visit Recycle Now.
Pernicious weeds such as Japanese
knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant
Hogweed are non-native species, extremely pernicious and
difficult to kill. Do not compost
or place out for collection, or take to a Household Waste