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Order a green waste bin

Council has an optional fortnightly green waste collection service for your garden clippings. Green waste bins are available for a one off fee of $113 for your first or second bin. Download an order form to purchase a green waste bin for your property. 

Green waste is taken to a processing plant and converted into compost, mulch or soil additives and enhancers.

For Occupational Health and Safety reasons, green waste will not be collected in owner-provided containers, plastic bags, boxes or in bundles. Council will only collect green waste from Council bins.

Green waste calendar

In late March, the 2015–16 green waste calendars were distributed to all households within the City of Boroondara.

Look up your collection day by street to identify which waste collection area you live in. 

Here are PDF versions of the calendar for areas A and B:

Phone Customer Service on 9278 4444 if you did not receive your calendar.

Council is aware that the QR code for the MyWaste app on the printed calendar does not work. We apologise for this inconvenience.

Have your say  

We are interested in testing the ongoing need for a paper-based calendar versus a variety of online options. Your feedback will help us understand the information in the calendar that is most useful to you, if there is other waste information that you believe will be useful and also your impression of what will serve your needs best.

To provide feedback, complete the survey or send us an email. For more information or to request a hard copy of the survey, phone 9278 4444.

Booked green waste collections

Residents can make a booking to have bundled green waste collected. Each residential property is entitled to a maximum of one collection per cycle - one in October and one in April.

Bookings for collection in October 2015 have now closed. Our next collections will take place in April 2016.

Booked green waste collection requirements:

  • must be booked by 2pm Friday for the following week's collection
  • a minimum of 1/2 cubic metre and a maximum of two cubic metres will be picked up in each collection
  • branches and prunings must be tied firmly with string or twine and in a size that can be lifted by one person
  • bundled green waste will only be collected from the naturestrip and at the kerb of the street frontage (or sideage of a corner property)
  • the contractor will not enter private property to pick up any bundled green waste
  • these services are available for residential properties only.

Items eligible for collection are:

  • prunings and tree branches less than 75mm in diameter and 1.5m in length (securely tied with string or twine in bundles of up to 300mm diameter)
  • single tree limbs from 75mm to 200mm in diameter, free of branches and/or leaves and neatly stacked
  • tree roots that can be lifted by one person.

Items that cannot be collected include:

  • loose, bagged, boxed, binned or bundled leaves, grass, weeds, ivy and soil
  • rose bushes or thorny plants
  • ivy, bamboo and palm trees or branches
  • timber and tree stumps
  • branches exceeding 1.5m in length or 75mm in diameter
  • material containing wire or nails
  • green waste tied with wire, plastic string or ties, stockings or other non-organic materials
  • organic wastes from food production or processing.

For further information or registrations:

  • phone: 9278 4444

Green waste bin content

You can put in your green waste bin:

  • lawn clippings and weeds
  • leaves
  • light prunings
  • larger prunings cut to fit in the bin.

You can't put in your green waste bin:

  • recyclables and household waste
  • ash, stones, soil, hard waste, timber and fencing
  • painted, treated or wire contaminated timber, laminex, plywood or chipboard
  • plastic bags, or green waste in plastic bags
  • cardboard or polystyrene boxes
  • plastic or any type of pots.

Green waste that is contaminated by these items, or any non-organic material, cannot be collected.