Green waste bin FAQ's

What can I put in the green waste bin?

You can put the following items in the green waste bin:

  • garden prunings
  • grass clippings
  • shrubs (shake off the soil)
  • weeds (shake off the soil)
  • leaves and loose bark
  • palm fronds (fronds must be cut so they can fit into the bin, bent palm fronds can get stuck in the bin preventing it being emptied)
  • small branches (no more than 15 centimetres in diameter and 40 centimetres in length)
  • newspaper to line the bin so that grass clippings don’t stick to the bottom

The following items CAN NOT be placed in the green waste bin:

  • plastic bags
  • general waste
  • nappies (including compostable nappies)
  • yellow lid recyclables
  • kitchen waste, including fruit, vegetable and meat scraps
  • animal droppings
  • large logs, branches and stumps
  • garden hoses or tools
  • rocks and building materials
  • treated, composite or painted timber
  • potting mix, soil and ash
  • plant pots
  • hazardous waste
  • batteries or chemicals

Green waste should not be put into bags. You can line your bin with newspaper if needed. 

You can take large volumes of green waste to one of our waste and recycling facilities or consider using a private garden bag collection service. Please see waste facilities for a list of locations.

Can I continue to put green waste in my general waste bin?

Although there is nothing stopping you from putting green waste into your general waste bin, it will end up in landfill. If you register for the new green waste service, your garden waste will be recycled into compost. This is better for the environment and gives you more space in your general waste bin.

If I move to a new house, what will happen to my green waste bin service?

If you move to another address in Logan City and want to continue with the bin service, please contact us so we can update our records.

Why has my green waste bin not been collected?

Your green waste bin will not be collected if it is too heavy or has the wrong materials inside. Your green waste bin should not exceed 70kg. Items like plastic bags, boxes, general waste and soil will contaminate green waste, making it unsuitable for composting. If your green waste bin is contaminated, it may be removed from the property.

What happens to the green waste once it is collected? 

The contents from the green waste bin will be delivered to a commercial composting facility. Several products are produced at the facilities, including:

  • mulches
  • organic fertilisers
  • landscape soils
  • potting mixes
  • top dressing.