Green waste collection service
We provide a free collection service for garden waste such as branches, prunings, leaves and grass clippings.
- Green waste collections are only available to residential properties.
- They're not available to commercial properties in Yarra.
- You can request multiple green waste pickups throughout the year, however due to high demand, there will be a limit of one collection per fortnight with a maximum of one cubic metre per collection.
We aim to collect your green waste within approximately 10 days of you sending through a request for collection, however delays may occur in times of high demand.
How do I book a green waste collection?
You can also book a collection:
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 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
We are committed to rolling out a separate bin for food and green waste as part of the Victorian Government’s Recycling Victoria policy.
However, this has been delayed due to impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working towards making this change happen in 2021.