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Garden waste bin collection

Garden waste bin collection

You can pay a small annual fee to have a 240 litre garden waste bin, where you can put green waste such as grass clippings, cut up branches and prunings. The garden waste bin has a light green lid.

It costs $77 per year to use the garden waste bin service. This fee will appear on your annual Rates Notice and covers a full year of service including collection and processing.

As this is an annual service, we do not provide credits or refunds if you cancel the service part-way through a year.

Please note: garden waste bins are only eligible for residential properties (not industrial or commercial).

Order your bin

Property owners can order a garden waste bin online or by calling us on 9217 2170.

Tenants

If you are a tenant, talk to your landlord, property manager or agent if you would like a garden waste bin. Your landlord will need to give their permission and contact us to order the bin.

Special needs or requirements

Residents or body corporates with special needs or requirements should phone JJ Richards on 8793 9034. 

Collection day

Garden waste is collected each fortnight, on the opposite fortnight to your recycling bin, and on the same day as your garbage bin.

To find out your garbage collection day:

Public holiday bin collections

Bins get collected as normal on public holidays that fall on business days except for the following public holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • ANZAC Day
  • Christmas Day

If these public holidays fall on a business day bins will be collected a day later and collections may run one day behind schedule for the rest of that week. 

Garden waste bin guidelines

  • Place grass clippings near the top of your bin to make it easier to empty.
  • Cut up branches and prunings so they fit easily.
  • All items must be placed loosely in your garden waste bin.
  • Put your garden waste bin and garbage bin at least half a metre apart on your nature strip for collection.

Acceptable garden waste

You can put the following materials in your garden waste bin:

  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • prunings
  • small branches
  • common garden weeds
  • flowers

These items can be put in the garden waste bin - Small branches, prunings, leaves, common weeds, flowers and grass clippings.

Unacceptable garden waste

You should not put the following items in your garden waste bin:

  • plastic bags (or garden waste in plastic bags) 
  • garbage or recyclables
  • building material, soil, rocks and bricks
  • food scraps
  • nappies

These items cannot be put in teh garden waste bin - food scraps, green waste in plastic bags, plastic bags, garbage, recyclables, nappies, syringes, building materials and rocks, soil or bricks.

Cancelling your green waste bin

If you wish to cancel your garden waste bin service, you will need to cancel this service within 2 weeks of receiving your new rates notice.

Cancellations made after this period will incur the full annual fee.