The 240-litre green bin is for garden organics. The fortnightly service is available to residents who present their own bins for collection which includes some apartments and townhouses.
To get a green bin there is a one-off $50 registration fee or it is free for residents with one of these concession cards:
- ÑÇ²©¶Ä²©ION Gold Card
- Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card
- Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
- MyWay Seniors Card
Garden organics is processed by Corkhill Bros at Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre where it is mulched and composted to produce nutrient rich soil conditioner products.
Composting garden organics reduces greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing the volume of organic material sent to landfill.
Register for a green bin
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If you need assistance to register, contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
What can and can't go in your green bin
The green bin is for garden organics such as weeds, grass, clippings, prunings, flowers, leaves, twigs and small branches (no longer than 45cm long and a diameter of 10cm). See our guides to using your green bin, or watch the video below.
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How-to video guide
Problems with your collection
If your green waste bin hasn’t been emptied despite putting it out by 7am on your collection day, contact JJ Richards on 6270 5070. Leave your bin on the kerbside until serviced.
Check the collection calendar for collection days for your suburb.
Bin requests and services
Drop off your green waste
Drop off your garden organics for free at two ÑÇ²©¶Ä²© locations. Restrictions apply.
Frequently asked questions
Find out more about green bins by reading the FAQs.