Disposing of garden waste

Overview

Garden or 'green' waste is excess garden vegetation that includes grass clippings, leaves, flowers, weeds and pruned branches (less than 150mm in diameter).

Garden waste can go in your red lid landfill bin, but Council offers alternatives for excess amounts.

How do I dispose of garden waste?

Garden waste can go in your red lid landfill bin, but Council offers alternatives for excess amounts.

For excess amounts, you can either:

  1. Book a green and bulky waste collection service
  2. Drop it off at your nearest recycling and waste depot

Depot fees and charges

At weighbridge depots, disposal costs $13.40 per 100kg of garden waste.

At non-weighbridge depots, disposal costs $36.00 per cubic metre (m3) Equivalent to a level 6x4 trailer load.

You can use your household and garden waste vouchers to pay for these fees.

Composting your garden waste

If you're looking to manage your garden waste at home, you can transform your garden and organic waste into quality compost, a valuable plant food that improves all aspects of soil health.

We host composting workshops throughout the year, and attending one will get you a free composting bin. Check out our page on home sustainability workshops for more information, and subscribe to our ReNewsable newsletter to be notified of upcoming workshops.

For more resources on composting and other ideas for your garden waste, Gardening Australia’s YouTube channel offers some great advice.

Where's the green bin?

For answers on why we don't have a green bin as part of our waste collection services, go to our page on green bin facts, FAQs and better solutions.