Green / Garden Waste

Green waste refers to any organic waste that comes from various green spaces such as gardens and parks. It includes grass clippings, tree branches, prunings, weeds, leaves and bark, along with any untreated timber waste from old furniture or construction projects. By separating this waste into a green waste bin, you'll ensure that the contents are sent for mulching and reuse. Green waste will go on to become soil improvers, fertilisers, mulch and compost. Just remember that the green waste you place in this bin needs to be light and small in diameter. No soil, large tree branches, stumps or logs > 15cm diameter and no palm tree trunks. By recycling your green waste, you'll divert the waste from landfill, saving both cost and landfill space which makes it a much more sustainable option.

Allowed

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Shrubs
  • Branches & Twigs
  • Small Tree Trunks
  • Palm Fronds
  • Hay
  • Flowers
  • Woodchips
  • Bark

Prohibited

  • Palm Tree Trunks
  • Wood > 15cm Diameter
  • Large Tree Roots
  • Synthetic Grass
  • Rocks, Stones & Pebbles
  • Dirt/Soil, Sand & Clay
  • Construction Waste
  • General Waste
  • Hazardous Materials**
  • Dangerous Goods***

Timber (Untreated)

Timber bins generally come in bulk bin sizes which are used for the removal of larger timber pieces. Separating your timber from your general waste has many benefits. It reduces the bulky waste from your general waste bin, diverts the waste from landfill and creates the potential for reuse. This saves on cost as well as the environment. Recycled timber often gets a second life in construction or furniture making or it can be mulched to make new timber products, animal bedding or even bio filters. The timber to be recycled needs to be untreated. Painted, varnished, stained or treated timber can contain harmful chemicals and can't be recycled.

Allowed

  • Structural Timber
  • Soft Wood
  • Hard Wood
  • Timber Pallets
  • Chipboard
  • Timber Fence Palings
  • Decking

Prohibited

  • Treated Timber
  • Painted & Varnished Timber
  • All Other Green Waste
  • All Other Waste Streams
  • Hazardous Materials**
  • Dangerous Goods***

Food Waste

Food waste refers to waste organic materials that you could once eat. It includes unpackaged fruit, vegetables, bread, grains, pasta, dairy, eggs shells, coffee grinds, meat, seafood (not hard shells) and bones. Food can be cooked or uncooked. By separating this waste into your food waste bin, you'll ensure that the contents are sent for composting or digestion at commercial waste processing sites. Just make sure that you remove any packaging from the food waste before you place it in the bin as this will contaminate the process. If you can’t eat it, it can’t go in the bin. The food waste will go on to become soil improvers, fertilisers and mulch, or digested in the absence of oxygen inside special vessels to produce methane that will be used as an energy source. By recycling your food waste, you'll ensure that a valuable resource is given a second life, even possibly being used to grow more food!

Allowed

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Breads
  • Grains
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Dairy
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grinds
  • Cooked and uncooked meat
  • Seafood
  • Bones

Prohibited

  • Hard shells (oysters shells, clams shells, etc)
  • Packaging materials such as plastic, cardboard, tins, etc.
  • Material that is not considered a food
  • Hazardous Materials**
  • Dangerous Goods***

Important notice

Please note that acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories. Have a look at our Allowed and Prohibited lists below to get an understanding, however in order to receive information about the most recent regulation, please visit you local council website.

Unless noted otherwise, Hazardous Materials** and Dangerous Goods*** are strictly banned in all waste streams. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

**Hazardous Materials - Unless explicitly allowed, Hazardous Materials include Aerosol Cans, Tyres, Batteries, Asbestos, Chemicals of any kind, Oil Heaters, Gas Bottles, Fire Extinguishers, Old Insulation, Fibro, Fibreglass roof sheeting, Fibro-cement sheeting, Ammunition, Flares, Paint, Paint Related Products, Other Prescribed or Hazardous Wastes, Bio Wastes or any Liquid or Flammable Waste like Fuel and Oil, Poisons, or any other Liquid Waste. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

***Dangerous Goods - Unless explicitly allowed, Dangerous Goods include Explosive Substances and Articles, Gases, Flammable Liquids and Solids, Self-Reactive Substances and Solid Desensitized Explosives, Substances liable to spontaneous combustion, substances which, in contact with Water, emit Flammable and/or Toxic Gases, Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides, Toxic Substances, Infectious Substances, Radioactive Material, Corrosive Substances, Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.