Green Waste Service
Your green waste bin has a lime green lid and is collected every 2 weeks, alternating with your recycling bin (yellow lid).
Council's green waste collections are an optional service and include either a 240 litre or 120 litre wheelie bin. Different fees apply for each sized bin.
To find out fees and to order a bin, please complete our Green Waste Bin Order Form.
What to do on bin night
Place your bins out before 6am on the day of collection. Put your bins on the nature strip facing towards the road at least half a metre from other bins, cars or obstructions.
Ensure that your bin lids are closed, with no rubbish beside or on top of them. Remove your bins from the nature strip within 24 hours of collection.
What goes in my Green Waste Bin?
Place the following green waste loosely in the bin - no plastic bags.
- grass clippings
- garden prunings
- noxious weeds including ivy, bamboo, creepers, flowers, rose prunings and other thorny plants
- small branches and twigs - maximum size 100mm x 300mm
What NOT to put in your green waste bin
- NO plastic bags
- NO plant pots
- NO bricks, rubble, sand, soil or dirt
- NO large logs or stumps
- NO extra bags, boxes or bundles of green waste
- NO food waste
- NO nappies or household rubbish
- NO syringes
Wrong items in green waste bins can ruin the green waste processing system.
Council incurs fees for the removal of incorrect items and cartage to landfill, which ultimately costs the community.
What happens to your green waste?
All collected green waste is recycled into compost. Composting decomposes the waste using oxygen, which prevents the release of harmful substances and creates useful material to put back into the earth.
Your green waste becomes high quality soil conditioners to help grow food and gardens for the Victorian community.
To find out more about this process, check out the detailed explanation on The Back to Earth website.
If your bin has not been emptied, please contact Council on 9932 1000 or complete the Missed Bin Collection online form.
Lost, damaged and stolen bins
Council will replace or repair your recycling bin if it has undergone normal wear and tear, or if it has been stolen. A statutory Declaration may be required.
If you have lost your bin or it's has been stolen or damaged, please contact Council on 9932 1000 or Report a Damaged or Missing Bin.