You must remember these... garden waste bin collections begin again

Garden waste bins
Garden waste bins

SOUTH Tyneside residents are being reminded that green bin collections will be springing into action this month.

Green bin collection calendars are being sent out to residents informing them of the dates for their green bin collection day.

The collections, which only take place during the spring, summer and autumn, are set to start again from Monday, March 23.

A wide range of materials can be put in the green bins, including grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, leaves, twigs, cut flowers, house plants and weeds. However, carrier bags, food waste or black sacks should not be placed inside.

Details of what can be placed in the bin are also explained in the calendars which residents will receive in the post before their first collection is due.

For further information about rubbish and recycling in South Tyneside, visit or call the council’s customer contact centre on 427 7000, Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.