Book a green waste collection

The City of Yarra offers a free service available to all our residents to collect their garden waste such as branches, prunings and grass clippings.

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.

How to book a green waste collection

You can book your green waste collection by submitting an online request or by calling 03 9205 5555.

Book a green waste collection online

You’ll receive confirmation with the scheduled date for your collection.

We aim to collect your green waste within approximately 10 days of you sending through a request. However Please note delays may occur in times of high demand.

What green waste can be collected?

Each green waste collection can be up to one cubic metre. It can include branches, lawn clippings and small prunings.

  • All branches must be tied together with string or twine only, in bundles no longer than 1.8m in length and 30cm 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.

 Bags of any kind are not permitted. Even if bags are advertised as heavy duty for garden waste, they will not be accepted.


What will not be collected?

Not all green items can be collected.

These may be more suitable for hard rubbish collection:

  • Bamboo 
  • Ivy 
  • Palm fronds 
  • Piles of wood / timber
  • Noxious weeds 
  • Blackberry branches
  • Animal droppings 
  • Garden equipment e.g. hoses, plant pots, garden stakes, gloves
  • Large tree stumps 
  • Dirt 

When and where to put out your green waste

Place your green waste out the night before your scheduled pickup. It's illegal to place items out more than 24 hours before pickup.

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.

Still not sure how to dispose of an item?

Check out our A to Z waste and recycling guide to learn how best to dispose of your waste and recycling.

Option to use a green waste bin you've purchased elsewhere

You also have the option to use a green waste bin you've purchased elsewhere - as long as it meets Australian specifications. Read our green waste bin specifications (76.2KB).

Please note that green waste bins are no longer available for purchase from Yarra City Council.