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When is my garden bin collected?

Your green lid garden bin is emptied fortnightly. Find out what day your bin is collected.

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What items can and cannot be put into my garden bin?

Your green lid garden bin is for garden waste which must be placed loosely in the bin and not in plastic bags.

Yes we collect:

photo of grass clippings in a pile with tickGrass clippings 

photo of various leaves with tickLeaves

Photo of small branches 100mm in diameter with tickSmall branches (up to 100mm in diameter)

Photo of various plant prunings with tickGarden prunings

photo of various weeds with tickWeeds

Photo of various flowers for the garden bin with tickFlowers

No we don’t collect:

photo of garden waste in plastic bagsNo garden waste in plastic bags

Photo of various logs and wood with crossNo large logs, stumps or timber cut offs
Book a bundled garden waste collection for larger branches.

Photo of household garbage in plastic bag with crossNo garbage

Photo of baby nappy with crossNo nappies

photo of various crockery, pyrex and glassware with crossNo crockery, Pyrex, or glassware

Photo of milk cartons, newspapers and egg cartons with crossNo recyclables, paper or cardboard

Photo of flower and plant garden pots stacked with crossNo plant pots

Photo of various polystyrene items with crossNo polystyrene

Photo of various hazardous chemical containers, batteries with crossNo oil, chemicals or hazardous waste

Photo of various bricks, concrete slabs and wood with crossNo building material, bricks, steel or wood

Photo of pile of brown soil with crossNo soil or potting mix

Can't find your item?

Find out how to dispose of your unwanted items

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Can I put food waste into my garden bin?

No - we currently don't have a facility that can process food organics and garden organics (FOGO) into quality compost but we're working with the State Government's Metropolitan Waste Resource Recovery Group to make this service possible. 

Until this happens, we encourage you to recycle your food waste and start composting using your own system.

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How do I place my garden bin out for collection?

Visit bin collection days.

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Where does my garden waste go once collected?

Your garden waste collected from your garden bin is taken to the Garden State Mulching Service in Wantirna South then hauled to Gippsland for processing. Watch Back to Earth Initiative's video below:

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Order, repair, swap or cancel your garden bin

To manage your garden bin, visit order, repair, swap or cancel your bins

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