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Garden Organics

Hurstville City Council provides all single dwellings (including houses, townhouses, villas and dual occupancies) with a 240 litre green lid bin for recycling your garden organics. This bin is collected fortnightly on the alternate week to the recycling bin.

Multi unit dwellings with large grassy areas may apply for a garden organics collection service. Requests must be made by Strata Managers, Property Agents or Body Corporate representatives in writing to Council. For more information contact Council's Waste Services department on 9330 6222.

What Garden Organics Collection Zone am I in?

To find out what day your bin is collected you can visit the My Services. Simply type in your residential address for details on your waste collection.

Alternatively you can click on these maps and calendars to find out what day your bin will be collected.

pdf icon Tuesday Zone A (522.06kB)                                                      pdf icon 2016 Waste Calendar Zone A Tuesday  (1.98MB)

pdf icon Tuesday Zone B (473.95kB)                                                         pdf icon 2016 Waste Calendar Zone B Tuesday (1.98MB)

pdf icon Friday Zone A (248.69kB)                                                             pdf icon 2016 Waste Calendar Zone A Friday (1.98MB)          

pdf icon Friday Zone B1 (240.23kB)      pdf icon Friday Zone B2 (308.06kB)          pdf icon 2016 Waste Calendar Zone B Friday (1.98MB)

 

What can go in my garden organics bin?

    • Grass clippings
    • Leaves
    • Flower cuttings
    • Twigs
    • Small branches
    • Garden prunings
    • Weeds

What CANNOT go in my garden organics bin?

    • Food scraps
    • Household garbage
    • Large branches
    • Dirt, sand, rubble, bricks, or concrete
    • Recyclable materials
    • Plastic bags and bin liners
    • Treated or painted timber
    • Gardening equipment
    • Building materials

For a visual image of what can and cannot go in your green lid bin please click here pdf icon Garden Organics bin sticker (1.56MB)

Can I order an additional garden organics bin?

Residents of single dwellings that have excess garden organics material that does not fit in their green lid bin can apply for an additional garden organics service from Council. Fess are applicable and applications must be made by the owner of the property on the Domestic Properties application form. For further information contact Council's Waste Services department on 9330 6222. 

I live in a unit block - can I have a garden organics bin?

Unit blocks with large grassy areas may be entitled to a garden organics service. Fees are applicable and applications must be made by Strata Managers. Property Agents or Body Corporate representatives on the Domestic Property Application form. For more information contact Council's Waste Services Department on 9330 6222.

What can I do with large quantities of garden organics material?

Large branches or garden organics that do not fit in your green lid bin can be booked as part of your free On Call Clean Up. Each household is entitled to two clean ups per calendar year - please follow the Clean Up Guidelines to ensure your materials are collected. To make a booking call the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390.

Large quantities of garden organics material can also be taken to your nearest waste management facility. Fees do apply for the disposal of garden materials at these facilities - please see the links below for more details.

Where is my nearest waste management facility?

The closest waste management facility to Hurstville City is the Rockdale Resource Recovery Park in Lindsay Street, Rockdale. The Lucas Height Resource Recovery Park on New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights is also within 20kms of Hurstville CIty.

Where does the garden waste go after it is collected?

All garden organics materials is taken to the Chullora Resource Recovery Park where it is composted.

Why wasn't my bin emptied?

Your bin may not have been emptied for one of the following reasons:

    • Your bin was contaminated
    • You put your bin out too late
    • The bin was too heavy (maximum weight 70kg)
    • The was placed out too close to trees, a light pole or a parked car
    • The bin handles were not facing your property
    • The bin lid was not closed completely

Usually the bin will be stickered or a card placed in your letterbox explaining why it was not collected. Please contact the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390 if you have any questions.

More information

pdf icon Single dwellings service information brochure (6.14MB)

pdf icon Garden Organics bin sticker (1.56MB)

Composting – establishing a compost heap, materials that can and cannot be composted.

SITA Environmental Solutions – find your nearest waste management facility.

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