Green waste information
Your next green waste bin collection date is
Your green waste bin (with the green lid) is collected every 2 weeks.
About our green waste bin service
We provide an optional green waste bin service to all households in Cardinia Shire, for a fee of $117.00 (2018–19 fee). This fee is charged on a pro-rata basis, meaning ratepayers will be charged proportionally according to when in the financial year the bin is ordered. The service must be kept for a minimum of 6 months.
Green waste bins are collected every 2 weeks, on the alternate week to your recycling bin.
Bin lid colour
Your green waste bin has a bright-green lid.
Order a green waste bin
If you are a ratepayer submit the online service request form below to order a green waste bin.
If you rent, please contact your landlord to request this important service.
What goes in your green waste bin
- Grass clippings
- Loose small branches (up to 7.5cm in diameter and less than 1m)
- Garden prunings
What you can't put in your green waste bin
- Green waste in plastic bags
- Large logs or stumps
- Rocks, stones, soil or potting mix
- Medical syringes
- Clothes and shoes
- Food scraps
- Manure and animal waste
- Plant pots
- General rubbish
- Hessian or plastic bags
- Hazardous waste or chemicals
Weight of your green waste bin
Your green waste bin cannot weigh over 70kgs as the truck will not be able to lift it.
Hard and bundled green waste collection
You can get rid of larger pieces of green waste and weeds placed in boxes using the hard and bundled green waste collection. This collection is held once every 6 months, right across Cardinia Shire.
You can also book and pay for an extra bundled green waste pick-up.
For information on these collections go to the Hard and bundled green waste information page
Green waste drop-off days
For more information go to the Green waste drop-off days page
Why use a green waste bin
The green waste bin provides a sustainable means of disposing of garden waste.
If green waste goes to landfill it decomposes without oxygen, producing gases including methane. Methane has a global warming potential 25 times greater than carbon dioxide. Decomposition in this way also produces a liquid called leachate, which contains harmful substances and must be carefully managed.
Burning green waste releases air pollution and negatively impacts human and environmental health.
What happens to green waste collected
Garden waste in the green waste bin is composted. Composting decomposes the waste using oxygen, which prevents the release of harmful substances and creates useful material to put back into the earth.
Your green waste becomes high quality soil conditioners to help grow food and gardens for the Victorian community.
To find out more about this process, check out this excellent explanation on the Back to Earth website.