Garden Organics Collection

Your maroon lid Garden Organics Bin is used for the collection and recycling of grass clippings, prunings, weeds, leaves and other garden organics. This bin is collected on your garbage day, every alternate week to your Recycling Bin.

Enter your address in My Maroondah for the next dates for your recycling and garden organics collections, or see our printable calendar for the year's dates. 

Garden organics

Garden Organics Bin guidelines

  • Place material loosely in the bin so that it will be emptied completely
  • Do not use any bags, wrapping or string to contain/bundle the material
  • Do not overfill your bin, as this can lead to spillage & litter problems 
  • Material with a heavy moisture content (eg freshly mown grass clippings) should be placed near the top of your bin to prevent sticking
  • A good hint is to mow your grass as close to collection day as possible and put the clippings on top of prunings or twigs

Your Garden Organics bin should not be heavier that 40kg or it may not be collected.

How will you know? It will be very difficult to move. The heaviest material is generally grass clippings, especially when wet.

Items accepted

  • Grass clippings and weeds (free of soil)
  • Branches and small logs up to 10 cm diameter and 40cm in length 
  • Garden prunings
  • Leaves

Please place items loose in the bin - not in plastic bags!

Not accepted

  • NO plastic bags or garden organics in bags
  • NO plant pots
  • NO syringes 
  • NO bricks or rubble
  • NO sand or dirt
  • NO household rubbish or food scraps 
  • NO large logs or stumps
  • NO material from a commercial business

Not enough space in your Garden Organics Bin for all of your green waste?

See home composting and worm farms for information on recycling organic waste into a rich fertilizer for your garden.

Contact Council on 1300 88 22 33 for further information on what can go into your Garden Organics Bin.


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