Green organics bin

You can order an optional 240-litre bin for the kerbside collection of your green organic matter. Fees apply.

This bin (lime green lid) is collected once a fortnight, on the alternate week to the recycling (yellow lid) bin.

Where possible, garden waste is processed and used on site at our large waste and recycling centres. Remaining waste is sent away to be made into compost or converted into green energy.

To find out what day your bin is collected, use the Bin day finder.

If your bin collection was missed, or your bin has been damaged or stolen, let us know. Our Report a problem page has all the information you need.

Order your bin

Both property owners and tenants can apply for this service for around $1 per week. Rates and charges are reviewed annually.

Property owners

Currently, property owners pay an annual service fee of $53.30. You will receive either a notice outlining the charges payable or the charge will be included in the next rates notice.

Property Owner – Register for a green organic bin

Tenants

Tenants pay an initial total fee of $91.64, made up of a one-off $41 refundable deposit and $50.64 service fee for the 240-litre green organics bin. The annual renewal service fee will only be the $50.64. Tenants can pay online via the online form, in person at one of our customer service centres, or by post with the completed order form.

Tenant – Register for a green organic bin

Register for a green organics waste service – rental properties(PDF, 221KB)

If you live in an apartment, townhouse or unit and have a body corporate, you will need to provide written approval from your body corporate before you can apply for a green organic waste collection service. However, if a green organic waste bin is already serviced in your complex, written body corporate approval is not required.

Delivery

The new bin is usually delivered within 10 business days from placing your order. Sometimes the timeframe for delivery may be affected by your property location and the delivery schedule of our contractor.

Order an additional bin

You can order an additional green organic waste bin. The same fees apply to each bin ordered. Alternatively, you can take your additional or unacceptable green waste to a Green organics drop & go.

Cancel your bin

To cancel the service, contact us by email wastemanagement@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5667 5976.

A property owner will need to cancel the service if they move houses. You can reapply for the service at your new property.

A tenant can take the green organics waste bin with them but will need to update the address details with us within one week of moving.

What can be put in the bin

  • Prunings
  • Grass clippings
  • Shrubs (shake off the soil)
  • Weeds and flowers (shake off the soil)
  • Leaves and loose bark
  • Palm fronds – you must cut fronds so they can fit into the bin. Do not bend them as they will get trapped in the bin as it is emptied into the truck
  • Small branches – no more than 15 centimetres in diameter and 40 centimetres in length.

Put garden waste loosely in the bin, not bagged.

What can't be put in the bin

Items that cannot go in your lime-lidded green organics bin are:

  • Food scraps
  • Plastic bags
  • Construction items
  • Gardening equipment or products, like garden tools or gloves
  • Logs and stumps
  • Treated timber
  • Soil, dirt or sand
  • Recyclables (put them in your yellow lid recycling bin)
  • Chemicals or liquids
  • Gas cylinders.

For information about what to do with these materials go to: