Green waste bin

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 green waste collection or drop-off at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre (charges apply).

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.

Find your green bin day

First, check both maps to see whether your street is in a coloured block in Area A or Area B.

Then view the table below for upcoming dates, or the full 2018-2019 calendar for your area:

Collection day

Area A

Area B

Mon

  • 30 July
  • 13, 27 August
  • 10, 24 September
  • 8, 22 October
  • 5, 19 November
  • 3, 17, 31 December
  • 14, 28 January
  • 11, 25 February
  • 11, 25 March
  • 6, 20 August
  • 3, 17 September
  • 1, 15, 29 October
  • 12, 26 November
  • 10, 24 December
  • 7, 21 January
  • 4, 18 February
  • 4, 18 March

Tue

  • 31 July
  • 14, 28 August
  • 11, 25 September
  • 9, 23 October
  • 6, 20 November
  • 4, 18, 29 December (Sat 29 in lieu of New Year's Day)
  • 15, 29 January
  • 12, 26 February
  • 12, 26 March
  • 24 July
  • 7, 21 August
  • 4, 18 September
  • 2, 16, 30 October
  • 13, 27 November
  • 11, 22 December (Sat 22 in lieu of Christmas Day)
  • 8, 22 January
  • 5, 19 February
  • 5, 19 March

Wed

  • 1, 15, 29 August
  • 12, 26 September
  • 10, 24 October
  • 7, 21 November
  • 5, 19 December
  • 2, 16, 30 January
  • 13, 27 February
  • 13, 27 March
  • 25 July
  • 8, 22 August
  • 5, 19 September
  • 3, 17, 31 October
  • 14, 28 November
  • 12, 26 December
  • 9, 23 January
  • 6, 20 February
  • 6, 20 March

Thur

  • 2, 16, 30 August
  • 13, 27 September
  • 11, 25 October
  • 8, 22 November
  • 6, 20 December
  • 3, 17, 31 January
  • 14, 28 February
  • 14, 29 March
  • 26 July
  • 9, 23 August
  • 6, 20 September
  • 4, 18 October
  • 1, 15, 29 November
  • 13, 27 December
  • 10, 24 January
  • 7, 21 February
  • 7, 20 March

Fri

  • 3, 17, 31 August
  • 14, 28 September
  • 12, 26 October
  • 9, 23 November
  • 7, 21 December
  • 4, 18 January
  • 1, 15 February
  • 1, 15, 29 March
  • 27 July
  • 10, 24 August
  • 7, 21 September
  • 5, 19 October
  • 2, 16, 30 November
  • 14, 28 December
  • 11, 25 January
  • 8, 22 February
  • 8, 20 March
 

    What we collect

    • Lawn clippings and weeds
    • Leaves
    • Light prunings
    • Larger prunings cut to fit in the bin.

      What we don't collect

      • Household food scraps
      • Recyclables
      • Ash, stones, soil, hard waste, timber and fencing
      • Painted, treated or wire contaminated timber, laminex, plywood or chipboard
      • Plastic bags or green waste in plastic bags
      • Cardboard or polystyrene boxes
      • Plastic or any type of pot.

      Order a green waste bin

      You can order 1 or 2 green waste bins. In 2018-19, each 240 litre bin has a one-off fee of $123.

      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.

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