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.

    Find your green waste bin day

    Firstly, check both maps to determine if your street falls in Area A or Area B. The maps have been colour-coded to indicate your streets regular weekly bin collection day. If your street is white and not colour-coded, please refer to the alternate map. 

    Then view the table below for upcoming dates for your area, or download the full 2018-2019 calendar (until March 2019) for your area:

    The 2019-20 calendar ranges from April 2019 to March 2020:

    Collection day

    Area A

    Area B

    Mon

    • 25 February
    • 11, 25 March
    • 8, 22 April
    • 6, 20 May
    • 3, 17 June
    • 18 February
    • 4, 18 March
    • 1, 15, 29 April
    • 13, 27 May
    • 10, 24 June

    Tue

    • 26 February
    • 12, 26 March
    • 9, 23 April
    • 7, 21 May
    • 4, 18 June
    • 19 February
    • 5, 19 March
    • 2, 16, 30 April
    • 14, 28 May
    • 11, 25 June

    Wed

    • 27 February
    • 13, 27 March
    • 10, 24 April
    • 8, 22 May
    • 5, 19 June
    • 20 February
    • 6, 20 March
    • 3, 17 April
    • 1, 15, 29 May
    • 12, 26 June

    Thur

    • 28 February
    • 14, 29 March
    • 11, 25 April
    • 9, 23 May
    • 6, 20 June
    • 21 February
    • 7, 20 March
    • 4, 18 April
    • 2, 16, 30 May
    • 13, 27 June

    Fri

    • 1, 15, 29 March
    • 12, 26 April
    • 10, 24 May
    • 7, 21 June
    • 22 February
    • 8, 20 March
    • 5, 20* April
      (*Please put your bins out on Friday eve for a Saturday 20 April collection as bins aren't collected on Good Friday, 19 April)

    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
      • Light prunings
      • Larger prunings cut to fit in the bin.

        What we don't collect

        • Household food scraps (raw and cooked)
        • 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.

        Contact us

        For further information, please call us on 9278 4444.

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