Green waste collection service
How do I book a green waste collection?
You can also book a collection:
- by emailing email@example.com
- by posting a letter to Yarra City Council, PO Box 168, Richmond 3121
Preparing for a collection
When to put out your green waste
Place your green waste out the night before your scheduled pickup. It is illegal to place items out more than 24 hours before pickup.
Where to put your green waste
All green waste must be placed for collection on the kerb at the front of your property. Green waste will only be collected from a laneway behind your property if weekly rubbish and recycling bins are also collected from that laneway.
How much green waste can be collected?
Each collection can be up to a standard trailer load (or one cubic meter).
All branches must be tied together with string or twine only, in bundles no longer than 1.8m (6ft) in length and 30cm (1 foot) in diameter. Do not tie branches with plastic or wire.
Lawn clippings or small prunings must be placed in a rigid container (a plastic crate or cardboard box) which can be lifted easily by one person. The container will usually be returned to you after it is emptied.
Please note: bags of any kind are not permitted. Even if these bags are advertised as heavy duty for garden waste, they will not be accepted.
You have the option to use a green waste bin, purchased from us or elsewhere – as long as it meets Australian specifications.
What will not be collected?
- Blackberry branches
- Noxious weeds
- Piles of wood
- Palm fronds
- Food scraps
- Large tree stumps
- Animal droppings
Upcoming weekly food and green waste collection service
Our green waste collection service will be replaced by a weekly food and green waste collection in the 2020/21 financial year. Read more about this change.