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Blooming gardens

Restrictions are starting to ease, but you must still remember: Hands. Face. Space. Fresh air. Check the current rules.

Spring is definitely in the air and our gardens and green spaces are bursting into life. Green waste collections are due to start again from 6 April and collections will be fortnightly. Check the date of your collection and download your calendar.

Green waste goes into your green bin and it needs to be loose, not bagged. You can add:

  • grass cuttings
  • hedge clippings
  • dead plants
  • weeds
  • cut flowers
  • shrub prunings
  • bark leaves
  • small twigs
  • branches

Anything not on that list will need to be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Haverton Hill for recycling. Middlesbrough residents need to book an appointment online using MyMiddlesbrough.

If you’re thinking about composting this year, Gardening Know How have some great tips for beginners. We’ve teamed up with Get Composting to offer lower prices on home compost bins. Enter your postcode on the Get Composting website and you'll be directed to the items that are available.

By composting kitchen and garden waste, you'll be reducing the amount of general waste that is sent to landfill. You can add things like fruit and vegetable peelings, grass and hedge clippings, egg shells, tea bags and thin cardboard packaging. Once it starts to break down, it can be added to your garden to help make it bloom. Win-win!