Over Easter (Friday 19 to Monday 22 April) and on Anzac Day (Thursday 25 April), some of our services and centres may be closed or have different hours. Please see details of all affected services.

Book a bundled green waste collection

Bookings for bundled green waste collections are now open and can be made until 2pm, Friday 26 April. Bookings can be made online or by calling 9278 4444.

Collections commence on Monday 1 April and end on Friday 3 May 2019. 

Residents who have their kerbside bins collected by Council can book to have bundled green waste collected twice a year in April and October. This is an addition service to the green waste bin collection

Bookings for live Christmas tree collections open in December for collection in January. 

How to book

You need to book your bundled green waste collection by 2pm Friday for the following week's collection.

There are 2 ways you can book a bundled green waste or Christmas tree collection:

Book a collection online 

  • Call 9278 4444 between 8am and 5.15pm, Monday to Friday.

Once your collection day is confirmed, see prepare for a bundled green waste collection.

Please note: bundled green waste and Christmas trees aren’t collected on a fixed date, but will be collected sometime during the week of your booking.

What we collect in bundled green waste

  • Prunings and tree branches (up to 75mm in diameter and 1.5m in length, securely tied in bundles of up to 300mm diameter)
  • Single tree limbs, free of branches and/or leaves (up to 200mm in diameter, free of branches and/or leaves)
  • Tree roots that can be lifted by one person

It’s essential that all green waste is securely tied with string or twine in bundles and neatly stacked

What we don't collect in bundled green waste

  • Loose leaves, grass, weeds and soil
  • Rose bushes or thorny plants
  • Ivy, bamboo and palm trees or branches
  • Timber and tree stumps
  • Material containing wire or nails
  • Food waste
  • Grasses, weeds and flowers
  • Bark chips
  • Green waste that exceeds maximum measurements or is not bundled or tied properly.

We can't collect green waste in boxes or bags or tied with wire, plastic string or ties, stockings or other non-organic materials.

Other options for disposing of green waste

If you have used both your green waste collections for the year or you need to dispose of items that we don't collect, the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre accepts green waste.

For more information on our waste services, see our A to Z Recycling and Waste Guide and green waste calendar (pdf, 1.76 MB). You can also download our waste and recycling app and see what goes where in our online A to Z recycling and waste guide.
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