Beat the Cold

Beat the Cold deliver an Energy Advice Service for Stoke-on-Trent City Council. This is a free, independent service for all private sector residents (home owners and private tenants) in the city.

For information on the scheme, click here

What can I do with my rubbish? - Brown bin


Brown bin collections resumed on the 5 April 2021, and will be collected on the same day as your blue bin. 

When is my bin collection

Brown bin
Items accepted
  • garden plant waste
  • food waste
  • branches (small)
  • hedge cuttings
  • leaves
  • moss,
  • plants
  • shrubs
  • twigs
  • weeds (flowers, bouquets, arrangements and weeds)
  • flowers
  • food waste (cooked and uncooked) (egg shells, teabags)
  • greenery
  • bouquets
  • arrangements
  • cuttings



To reduce the risk of maggots and flies:

  • cover your food waste with garden waste - this will stop the smells that flies are attracted to
  • use an insecticide strip inside your bin

If you need more than one brown bin you can buy an extra one from us by calling 01782 234000.