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Green organics bin collection

The green organics bin service is now City-wide! All households with a kerbside bin service are now eligible. 

Green organics bins are an easy and affordable way for residents and businesses to quickly and easily dispose of their garden waste. The green organics bin can accept grass clippings, palm fronds, prunings, weeds, leaves and small branches. The green organics bin is serviced fortnightly on the alternate week to the yellow lid recycling bin.

For around $1 per week, you can have a green organics bin at your home.

The green organics bin is 240 litres in capacity, with a natural green base and a lime green lid. If you are unsure of the capacity of your bins you can check easily by lifting the lid of your bin, and looking around the rim.

The expected timeframe for delivery of your new bin(s) is approximately up to 10 business days from receipt of your application. In some instances, the timeframe for delivery may be affected by your property location and the delivery schedule of our contractor. 

Both property owners and tenants can apply for this service. Fees apply for this service.

Property owner registration process and charges

Property owners are required to pay an annual service fee of $52.00 for the 240 litre green organics bin. Rates and charges are reviewed annually, and the charge may vary in the next rating year.

Register for a green organics bin (property owners only)

Tenant registration process and charges

Tenants can sign up for an initial total fee of $89.40, made up of a $40 refundable deposit and $49.40 service fee, for the 240 litre green organics bin. Each year following, an annual renewal service fee will be charged of $49.40.

Register for a green organics bin (tenants only)

Alternatively, find the link below to the downloadable version of the green organics registration form for tenants.

Rates and charges are reviewed annually, and the charge may vary in the next rating year.

Top tips for the kerbside green organics service

What can I put in the green organics bin?

The following items are accepted in the green organics bin:

  • garden prunings
  • grass clippings
  • shrubs (shake off the soil)
  • weeds and flowers (shake off the soil)
  • leaves and loose bark palm fronds (fronds must be cut so they can fit into the bin - they cannot be bent as they will become trapped as the bin is emptied into the truck)
  • small branches (no more than 15 centimetres in diameter and 40 centimetres in length)

What doesn't belong in the green organics bin?

The following items are not accepted in the green organics bin:

  • plastic bags
  • general waste
  • nappies (not even compostable nappies)
  • yellow lid recyclables
  • kitchen waste, including fruit, vegetable and meat scraps
  • animal droppings
  • large logs, branches and stumps
  • garden hoses or tools
  • rocks and building materials
  • treated, composite or painted timber
  • potting mix, soil and ash
  • plant pots
  • hazardous waste
  • batteries or chemicals

* Inclusion of these items in the green organics bin may result in the bin not being serviced.

Find the link to more frequently asked questions below.

 

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