Green waste - kerbside collection

Green waste bins are collected fortnightly on the same day as garbage and on the alternate week to recycling collections. This is a user pays service.

Please ensure your bin is out the night before your collection day.

Find the day your bins are collected by typing your address into My neighbourhood.

*No collections on Good Friday, Christmas day or New Years day. They will take place the following day.

Collection calendars are delivered to every household yearly.

Week 1 Collection calendar 2017(PDF, 122KB)    Week 2 Collection Calendar(PDF, 120KB)

Garden waste bins have a light green lid.

Green Waste User Pays Service

For a yearly fee Council offers rate payers a fortnightly collection service for household green waste. Green waste bins are available in 120 and 240 Litre sizes. These bins can be used to dispose of green waste such as grass clippings, cut up branches and prunings.  You cannot put plastic of any kind, food scraps, large logs, rubble, dirt or soil in the green waste bins.

Kerbside green waste bins can be requested by completing an Additional Kerbside bin collection form.(DOCX, 23KB)   This form must be signed by the owner of the property
Service fees will be added from the bin delivery date.

 

 2016 - 2017 Financial Year Green Waste Service Fees

120 LITRE GREEN WASTE BIN
Supply and Service $156.00*
Yearly on going fee $102.00
240 LITRE GREEN WASTE BIN
Supply and Service $190.00*
Yearly on going fee $118.00

* Supply and service fee is for a full financial year (pro-rata).

A maximum of 2 green waste bins per property. 

All bins remain the property of Council.

Renting?

If you are a tenant, please contact your landlord or managing real estate agent.

Green Waste -  Do's and Don'ts

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  • Place your bin on the nature strip, unobstructed by vehicles, poles etc
  • Flowers, rose prunings and other thorny plants
  • Garden prunings
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Noxious weeds, ivy, bamboo and creepers
  • Small logs, branches and twigs (no larger than 100mm x 300mm)
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  • Food scraps 
  • Soil
  • Plastic bags (including biodegradable bags)
  • Plastic wrapping (eg. cling wrap)
  • Household garbage
  • Liquids (eg. cooking oil)
  • Paper and cardboard (including shredded paper)
  • Paper towel and tissues
  • Treated or painted timber, laminates and MDF
  • Large branches or logs

 

Green waste top tips

  • Mow your grass as close to collection day as possible
  • Place freshly mown grass clippings near the top or your bin to prevent sticking
  • Place material loosely in the bin
  • Do not overfill your bin

Green waste bin filling up fast?

Kerbside greenwaste bins are available to residents in 120 or 240 Litre.  Rate payers can order additional bins.(DOCX, 23KB)

What happens to the green waste after it’s collected?

Your green waste will be taken to various facilities and will be transformed into valuable compost, mulches and soil products. These products can then be used in agriculture and horticulture.