Your lime green lid bin is your green waste bin and this bin is collected from the kerb, alternate weeks to your recycling bin.
Items that can be placed in your green waste bin include:
- garden prunings
- grass clippings
- leaves and bark and
- small branches.
Items that will not be accepted in your green waste bin include:
- materials in plastic bags
- food and kitchen scraps
- soil, bricks or construction waste
- clumps of root material (eg cocos palms and bougainvilleas)
- trees stumps and large limbs
- animal droppings and
- general rubbish and recyclables.
If your green waste bin has been missed on your collection day pleace call Waste Services on 02 4974 6066 or complete the online waste request form.
Need a second green waste bin?
You are now able to order a second green waste bin, which will be emptied on the same day as your current green waste service. To order an additional bin, please complete the relevant form on our waste forms page.
Green waste drop offs
In 2011, Council introduced the three bin system which aimed to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill and encourage residents to be more waste-aware by recycling more. The amount of green waste collected in green bins has grown exponentially with more than 500 additional tonnes collected in the last 12 months.
As a result of the new kerbside service, there has been a severe decline, 87.5%, in the use of the green waste drop off service.
Taking these statistics into account, the successful implementation of the 3 bin system and the costs associated with what is now a duplicate service, monthly green waste drop offs will now cease. Saturday 6 July will mark the final event with drop offs available from 9am until 2pm at:
- Beresfield (Lenox Street)
- Hamilton South (corner of Darling and Hassall Streets)
- Shortland (Cobby Street)
All locations are available between 9am and 2pm only. Only deposit household quantities of green waste (i.e. equal to a car boot load) at the drop-off spots. Drop-off spots operate regardless of weather conditions.
Larger quantities of green waste can be taken to the Summerhill Waste Management Centre, FEES and CHARGES apply.