Residential property owners are provided with a 240 litre green lid garden bin but are able to opt for a smaller 120 litre garden bin or for no garden bin. However there is no change to the annual cost. To view prices, please visit order new bins.

All items placed in your garden bin must be loose and not in plastic bags. Only grass clippings, small branches (up to 100mm), prunings and leaves can be placed in the garden bin. Please do not place any soil, dirt, building material or plastic bags into your garden bin. Please note the hydraulic arm on our trucks cannot collect bins heavier than 75 kg.

If you have large branches which need to be collected, please refer to bundled garden waste (branches) collection or you can drop off garden waste at the Manningham Garden Waste Centre.

Which items can I put into my garden bin?

photo of grass clippings in a pile with tick
Grass clippings


photo of various leaves with tick


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

Photo of various plant prunings with tick
Garden prunings

photo of various weeds with tick

Photo of various flowers for the garden bin with tick

Which items can't I put into my garden bin?

photo of garden waste in plastic bags
No garden waste
in plastic bags

Photo of various logs and wood with cross
No large logs,
stumps or timber cut offs

Photo of various food waste with cross
No food waste


Photo of household garbage in plastic bag with cross
No garbage

Photo of baby nappy with cross
No nappies

photo of various crockery, pyrex and glassware with cross
No crockery,
Pyrex, or glassware

Photo of milk cartons, newspapers and egg cartons with cross
No recylables,
paper or cardboard

Photo of flower and plant garden pots stacked with cross
No plant pots

Photo of various polystyrene items with cross
No polystyrene

Photo of various harzadous chemical and oil containers with cross
No oil, chemicals
or hazardous waste

photo of various building material including concrete slabs, bricks, wood with tick
No building
material, bricks,
steel or wood

Photo of pile of brown soil with cross
No soil or potting mix

When will my garden bin be emptied?

Your garden bin is emptied each fortnight on the alternate week to your recycle bin. To find out which day your garden bin is emptied, please refer to Bin Collection Days.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Please contact Manningham Council on 9840 9333 or email the Waste Management Team at