Green waste


I want to...

  • Find my collection day
  • Book a pick-up
  • Replace or repair my bin
  • Report a missed collection
  • Recycle e-waste

We can collect your garden organics fortnightly and recycle it into mulch, soil conditioners and composts.

This free service is available to all City of Sydney residents. Apartment residents should check with their strata manager if a garden organics bin can be ordered.

Order a free garden organics bin for your home

How to use your green lid bin correctly

What belongs in the green lid bin

  • small branches and twigs
  • leaves and grass clippings
  • tree and shrub prunings
  • plants and flowers
  • weeds

What doesn't belong in the green lid bin

  • food scraps
  • compostable and biodegradable packaging and containers
  • compostable nappies
  • tree stumps and branches thicker than 10cm
  • soil
  • rock or building materials
  • plant pots or garden equipment

We can’t take your bin if it contains items other than those listed above, if the lid can’t close or has material outside your bin (unless bundled and booked as a separate pick-up).

Collection days


From 1 July 2019, we will collect your green lid bin every second week, on the same day as your red and yellow lid bins. This may be any time from 5.30am to 10pm.

Find your collection day

Too much garden waste for your organics bin?


If you have excess garden organics that won't fit in your green lid bin, you can book a separate pick-up. Branches shouldn't be more than 1m long or 10cm thick, bundled and tied tightly. No tree stumps, logs, trunks, soil or potting mix.

Book a pick-up

Did you know?

You can recycle your garden organics at home by composting or mulching.

Check out Compost Revolution to get a discounted compost bin delivered to you. Delivery fees apply. If you’d like to learn more about setting up your own compost at home, visit Sydney City Farm and sign up for a workshop .


Last updated: Tuesday, 17 December 2019