Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

Council has closed some facilities and cancelled all events until 14 April. Learn which services have been affected.

Please leave your green waste bin out until 5pm on your collection day so we can change your bin lid in preparation for FOGO. More details.

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:

    Collection day

    Area A

    Area B


    • 9, 23 March
    • 6, 20 April
    • 2, 16, 30 March
    • 13, 27 April


    • 10, 24 March
    • 7, 21 April
    • 3,17, 31 March
    • 14, 28 April


    • 11, 25 March
    • 8, 22 April
    • 4, 18 March
    • 1, 15, 29 April


    • 12, 26 March
    • 9, 23 April
    • 5, 19 March
    • 2, 16, 30 April


    • 13, 27 March
    • 11*, 24 April (*replaces 10 April)
    • 6, 20 March
    • 3, 17 April 
    • 1 May

      Not sure if you are in Area A or B? Download a detailed map

      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 such as 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
          • pet poo or cat litter of any kind
          • 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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