Green Waste Verge Collection


We provide two green waste verge collections per year.

Please think of others and do not put anything on verges outside of collection dates. Waste left on the verge can be unsightly or hazardous.

Any waste left on the verge outside collection dates MUST BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY or you may incur a litter infringement notice.

Remember, do NOT put out any hard waste or junk – these will be collected on a different date.


Please refer to the table below for the hard waste collection dates.


Date 1

Date 2


14 March

29 August


28 March

12 September


11 April

26 September


2 May

17 October


16 May

31 October


6 June

21 November


20 June

5 December


18 January

4 July


8 February

25 July


22 February

8 August


You cannot use plastic bags to put leaves or other prunings out for verge collection. If you must use plastic bags, please place these in your rubbish bin.

We will only remove tree and shrub prunings.

Material must comply with the following:

  • No longer than 1.5 metres (5ft)
  • Place prunings with thorns apart from the rest
  • Place cut ends toward the street
  • Please place items neatly on verge without obstructing footpath
  • To avoid damage caused by the loader, do not place items on top of sprinklers or against fences

We will not remove:

  • Tree trunks larger than 150mm diameter
  • Stumps of any size
  • Materials exceeding 1.5m maximum length


Please do not place any rubbish with the prunings, such as plastic, metal or paper. It will contaminate the green waste and the prunings will not be removed from your verge.

It would also be appreciated if you could ensure no green waste is placed on our Parks or Reserves, as Waste Services do not collect from these areas.

The City will remove up to TWO STANDARD TRAILER loads of prunings from each property.


The City does not have private arrangements with commercial contractors.

Residents are advised to ensure that commercial operators comply with the City's requirements. Failure to do so may result in costs being borne by you.


Waste Conditions

General Conditions

  •      Council will remove up to 6m3 of material per property.
  •      Material for collection is to be placed neatly on the street verge by 6am on the commencement date.
  •      Material must not be placed out more than two (2) days prior to the commencement date. A litter infringement may be issued.
  •      Please do not obstruct or obscure essential services such as fire hydrants,  telecommunications, sewer or stormwater access, electrical transformers or power domes.
  •      Please make sure the footpath is free to use and that Council can access normal bin service.
  •      Please do not place material on vacant properties or land, public places, reserves, parks or their verges. Such action is an offence under the Litter Act and may incur an infringement.

Green Waste

Only tree and shrub prunings that comply with the following will be removed:

  •      Individual pruning should not exceed 1.5m in length nor weigh more than 16kg (35lb)
  •      Tree and shrub prunings to be less than 150mm in diameter.

Stack tree and shrub prunings neatly on the street verge with the cut ends facing the street.

The following will NOT be removed:

  •      Lawn and weed sods, stumps or tree roots.
  •      Oversized material (see above).
  •      Bags, boxes or bales of green waste.

Please Note: The City does not have any arrangements with commercial contractors. Where residents choose to utilise the services of commercial contractors, it is the resident’s responsibility to ensure they comply with the requirements of a green waste collection.

Note: Hard Waste will not be collected as part of a Green Waste collection. This will be collected via the Hard Waste collections only.


Your co-operation is greatly appreciated, not only by us, but also by your neighbours.

For any further information, please contact Waste Services on 9231 0716.