What happens to my recycling after collection?
Garden waste that is collected from the kerbside or recycling centres is transported to municipal composting sites. Here it is converted into pure, concentrated, recycled compost, which takes around 3-4 months.
Most types of garden waste can be recycled, including bark, flowers, grass and hedge cuttings, leaves, plants, small branches, twigs and weeds.
Hartlepool Borough Council hold regular compost giveaways throughout the year where residents can collect free bags of compost! Visit our composting webpage for more information about home composting.
This short animation clip from Recycle Now shows how most kinds of garden waste can be composted.
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