Book a bundled green waste collection

Residents who have their kerbside bins collected by us can book a bundled green waste collection. This is for green waste that doesn't fit in the food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bin.

You can book 2 collections a year, one in April and one in October. 

Bookings open on Monday 19 September and close on Friday 28 October at 2 pm.

Collections start Monday 3 October and will take place until Friday 4 November 2022.

Book in your collection at least one week before you want your green waste collected. This will make sure our contractors can fit your collection into their schedules.

Book a bundled green waste collection

Your bundled green waste will be collected between Monday to Friday during your chosen week.

Apartment and unit bookings

If you live in an apartment block where bins are collected by us and with 7 or more units, your body corporate or managing agent needs to make the booking for you.

What we collect

  • Tree branches and prunings (up to 7.5 cm wide and 1.5 m long, securely tied with non-plastic string or twine in bundles of up to 30 cm diameter)
  • Single tree limbs with no branches or leaves (up to 20 cm wide and 1.5 m long)
  • Tree roots that can be lifted by one person

We do not collect food waste, green waste over the maximum size, timber or tree stumps.

Prepare for a green waste collection

You can put your waste out the weekend before collection. But to avoid people adding to your pile, put it out the night before.

The size of your pile can't be bigger than 2 m³. This is around what would fit into 2 small trailers.

Where to put your bundled green waste

Put the waste on the nature strip outside your house or apartment. 

Keep the footpath clear and easy to access. It's helpful if there are no vehicles parked in front of your pile.

    How to bundle and stack green waste

    Tie your green waste with string or twine in bundles and stack it neatly. 

    We will only collect your waste if it's tied with string or twine.

    Your waste will not be collected if it's tied with other materials such as:

    • wire
    • plastic string or ties
    • stockings.

    Don't put your waste in boxes or bags.

    Avoid fines

    You might get a fine if there are items in your green waste pile that we don't accept. 

    If people add to your green waste pile and you're worried about going over the maximum amount, you can:

    Book a Christmas tree collection

    Each December, residents can book a Christmas tree collection for January. 

    • Bookings open on Monday 19 December 2022 and close at 2pm on Friday 27 January 2023.
    • Collections run from Monday 2 January to Friday 3 February 2023 for real trees only (no artificial ones).

    Put your Christmas tree on the nature strip during your chosen week in January. Keep the footpath clear.

    Only real trees will be collected, not plastic ones. We turn them into mulch to use in our parks and gardens.

    Change or cancel a collection

    Please call (03) 9278 4444 to:

    • change the date of your collection
    • cancel it. 

    We need at least 2 business days' notice.

    More information

    You can put your green waste in your food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bin.

    The Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre also accepts green waste and Christmas trees.

    To find out how to dispose of green waste items, check our A to Z recycling and waste guide


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