Green waste collection
Residents and businesses can recycle garden waste by ordering a green waste bin from Council. There is a one-off fee.
When green waste bins are collected
Council collects your green waste bin every 2 weeks on the same day as your garbage bin. The day of your green waste collection depends on where you live.
Please place your bin out by 5.30 am of collection day, preferably the night before. Bins are usually collected in the morning.
Enter your address to see your green waste bin collection day and to view a bin collection calendar for your address.
You can also download the 2017 Waste Collection Calendar (PDF 2Mb) which shows when bins are collected in different areas of Moreland.
What can be put in your green waste bin
Council’s green waste bin has a light green lid.
You can put leaves, grass clippings, twigs and branches (no longer than 30cm with a maximum diameter of 10cm) and weeds in your green waste bin.
You cannot place:
- food waste
- garden waste in plastic bags
- wire, cloth, material, plastic or nylon ties
- tree roots and stumps
- recyclable materials, or
- household rubbish.
Bins that are overfilled or weigh more than 30 kilograms will not be collected.
Garden waste must be inside the green waste bin with the lid fully closed. Any waste left on top of, or beside, the bin will not be collected.
Council conducts random inspections of recycling bins and green waste bins to ensure residents are putting the right items in the right bin and to reduce the impact of contamination.
Order a green waste bin
There is a one-off fee to order a green waste bin.
Fees for 2016/17 are:
- one 120 litre green waste bin for $53.80
- two 120 litre green waste bins for $107.55, or
- one 240 litre green waste bin for $107.55.
A green waste bin will be delivered to you once we receive payment. Delivery is free and takes up to two weeks.
We will then email or post you an invoice which includes a reference number which you can use to pay the green waste bin connection fee online with a Visa or MasterCard.
By mail or in person
Post to Green Waste Bin Services, Moreland City Council, Locked Bag 10, Moreland 3058 with a cheque or money order made payable to Moreland City Council or visit a Council Customer Service Centre with payment.
If you forward the form without payment, we will send you an invoice for payment.
Where to place your bin
Put your green waste bin on the kerb on the edge of the street. Face the bin to the street.
Make sure there are no objects within 30 centimetres of the bin such as a car, tree or another bin.
If you live on a court or bowl place your bin along the straight edge, not on the corner.
Damaged, lost or stolen green waste bins
New bins and bin replacements has information on how to have your green waste bin repaired or replaced.
What happens to green waste after it is collected
The garden waste that you place in your green waste bin is taken to a local processor where it is turned into mulch or compost. These products are treated to meet Australian standards. Visit Back to Earth to find out more about the green waste recycling process.
Keeping green waste out of landfill helps to reduce carbon emissions. Buying back green waste in the form of compost or mulch closes the loop on green waste recycling.
For more information on using and purchasing compost and mulch visit the Healthy and Sustainable Garden Program.
Other places to take green waste
You can take large amounts of green waste to a recycling centre or landfill. Green waste is accepted at Darebin Resource Recovery Centre and Moonee Valley Transfer Station, charges will apply. Please contact the transfer station directly for current gate fees.
Download the Residential Kerbside Waste Services booklet (PDF 1Mb) for information on garbage, recycling, green waste and hard waste kerbside collections, composting and worm farming, where your nearest transfer stations are and how to correctly place your bins out for collection.