About The Green Recycling Facility

The Green Estate Community Interest Company’s green waste recycling is an innovative regenerative service which turns green waste from local landscapers, universities, local councils and domestic gardeners in South Yorkshire into peat-free compost and specialist soils.

We are now pioneers in green waste recycling having set up as a pilot dispersed composting network in 2004 to turn green waste into a certified PAS100 peat-free compost, with any profit being invested back into the local place and people. The service was originally set up as a response to prevent fly-tipping of green waste in Sheffield housing developments. The facility reduces organic matter going to landfill and lowers the carbon footprint for customers transporting green waste.

Opening Times

8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday. Last entry is 3:45pm.

For drop-off procedures please call 0114 275 9454 or contact us.


Charges apply to drop off green waste and are based on volume.
£5 minimum to £50 maximum depending on volume.

You can opt for Pay-on-the-Day, cash or card or open an account.

The Recycling Process

Since set up in 2004, the service has

taken in over 13,500 tonnes of green

waste and sold over 7000 tonnes of

peat-free compost/PAS100. 

How To Find Us

Manor Oaks Cottages, 449 Manor Lane, Sheffield S2 1UQ

For an environmentally friendly approach, why not fill your vehicle with our recycled, peat free compost or other specialist soils, for your return journey?

What We Don’t Accept

To ensure the quality of our specialist soils and composts, we cannot accept the following:

  • Mixed waste, food waste
  • Green waste contaminated with cardboard, plastics, stone, metal or excess road sweepings
  • Tree stumps
  • Soil
  • Treated wood (fence timbers)
  • Invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed or Ragwort.
Japanese knotweed in flower - heart shaped leaves with white flower spikes
Japanese Knotweed in flower
Ragwort plant in flower - small finger like leaves and yellow daisy type flowers
Ragwort plant in flower.

Environment Agency Approved

Our site is manned, fully licensed and regularly monitored through the Environment Agency. Site Capacity Licensed for 5000 tonnes. Permit No. EPR/HB3233AY issued by the Environment Agency. Environment Agency Incident Hotline: 0800 807060.

The Green Estate piles of green waste being moved by a yellow digger
Green Waste
The Green Estate green waste shredder telehandler chewing up green waste
Shredder Telehandler
The Green Estate green waste which has been shredded and moved into windrows by a digger to produce compost
Compost Windrows


“Always friendly knowledgeable staff, so easy so access and drop off and really efficient.” Spences Landscapes

“Being able to have somewhere do drop off green waste at a reasonable price is an asset to my business, and knowing that it is all local green waste and turned into a product is really important to me.” Rhodes Outdoor

The Green Waste Recycling Team at the South Yorkshire Sustainability Awards 2023