A section of the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre will be closed for works from 28 October until 20 December 2019. See more details about changes at the centre.

We offer residents an optional fortnightly green waste bin collection (green bin with an orange lid) for lawn clippings, leaves, weeds and light pruning.

The green waste we collect is processed into compost, mulch and soil enhancers.

If you have large items, such as tree branches or roots, you can book a bundled green waste collection or drop it off at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre (charges apply).

Please note: we don't collect bins on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Alternative collections are highlighted on the Green waste bin collection calendars and in the table below.

Download the 2019-20 green waste calendar (PDF, 1.76 MB).

    Find your green waste bin day

    Check the map below to determine if you live in Area A (orange) or Area B (green).

     

    Then view the table below for upcoming dates for your area, or download the full 2019-20 calendar for your area:

    Collection day

    Area A

    Area B

    Mon

    • 21 October
    • 4, 18 November
    • 2, 16, 30 December
    • 13, 27 January
    • 10, 24 February
    • 9, 23 March
    • 14, 28 October
    • 11, 25 November
    • 9, 23 December
    • 6, 20 January
    • 3, 17 February
    • 2, 16, 30 March

    Tue

    • 8, 22 October
    • 5, 19 November
    • 3, 17, 31 December
    • 14, 28 January
    • 11, 25 February
    • 10, 24 March
    • 15, 29 October
    • 11, 26 November
    • 10, 24 December
    • 7, 21 January
    • 4, 18 February
    • 3,17, 31 March

    Wed

    • 9, 23 October
    • 6, 20 November
    • 4, 18 December
    • *4, 15, 29 January (*replaces 1 January)
    • 12, 26 February
    • 11, 25 March
    • 16, 30 October
    • 13, 27 November
    • 11, 28* December (replaces 25 December)
    • 8, 22 January
    • 5, 19 February
    • 4, 18 March

    Thur

    • 10, 24 October
    • 7, 21 November
    • 5, 19 December
    • 2, 16, 30 January
    • 13, 27 February
    • 12, 26 March
    • 17, 31 October
    • 14, 28 November
    • 12, 26 December
    • 9, 23 January
    • 6, 20 February
    • 5, 19 March

    Fri

    • 11, 25 October
    • 8, 22 November
    • 6, 20 December
    • 3, 17, 31 January
    • 14, 28 February
    • 13, 27 March
    • 18 October
    • 1, 15, 29 November
    • 13, 27 December
    • 10, 24 January
    • 7, 21 February
    • 6, 20 March

    How to put your bin out

      Please put your bin out the night before your collection day:

      • on the naturestrip
      • close to your driveway
      • clear of all obstacles, such as trees, poles and parked cars
      • with the bin handle facing your property.

      What we collect

      • Lawn clippings and weeds
      • Leaves
      • Bark chips
      • Dead flowers
      • Light prunings
      • Twigs and branches up to 75mm in diameter, cut to fit in the bin.

        What we don't collect

        • Twigs and branches over 75mm in diameter
        • Household food scraps (raw or cooked)
        • Recyclables e.g. glass
        • Ash, stones, soil, hard waste, timber and fencing
        • Painted, treated or wire contaminated timber, laminex, plywood or chipboard
        • Plastic bags or green waste in any type of bag
        • Cardboard or polystyrene boxes
        • Plastic or terracotta pots
        • Any other hard waste.

        Order a green waste bin

        You can order 1 or 2 green waste bins. In 2019-20, each 240 litre bin has a one-off fee of $126.50.

        Download the relevant order form and email or post to Council offices:

        You can pay by filling out one of the forms above, and emailing or posting it to us, or in person at one of our cashiers desks, see payments.

        Contact us

        For further information, please call us on 9278 4444.

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