Green Waste Recycling Service

Optional Green Waste Bin Service commencing July 2021

The green waste bin service is coming to Logan and will be available City-wide! All properties with a kerbside bin service can register for a green waste bin.

Green waste bins are an easy and affordable way for residents and businesses to quickly and easily dispose of their garden waste. The bins can accept grass clippings, palm fronds, prunings, weeds, leaves and small branches.

This new service will provide environmental benefits by diverting green waste from landfill and reducing greenhouse emissions.

When opting in for the new green waste recycling service, residents and businesses will receive a bin with a lime green lid. The waste from these bins will be collected fortnightly and will be mulched and turned into compost at a composting facility.

Residents and businesses will have a choice of a 140 litre, 240 litre or 360 litre green waste wheelie bin. Both property owners and tenants can apply for this service. There is a maximum of two bins per property and fees will apply.

Register your expression of interest

To register your expression of interest, please complete our online form

Our Waste team will then contact you in early 2021 to formalise and process your registration. Green waste bins will be delivered in mid to late June with the service commencing 1 July 2021. 

Green Waste Recycling Service FAQs

Why are we introducing a Green Waste Recycling Service?

This service is as an easy and affordable way for you to dispose of garden waste and reduce the amount of garden organics going to landfill.

The green waste bins could divert around 20,000 tonnes of garden organics from landfill each year. This makes up about one quarter of our wheelie bin waste.

Diverting green organics from landfill also helps mitigate climate change. When buried in landfill, green waste decomposes and creates methane gas which is harmful to the environment. When turned into compost, green waste is a valuable material that can isolate carbon from the air and put it back into the soil.

How much will the service cost?

The following fees will apply for 2021 / 2022:

  • $46.00 per year for a 140 litre bin
  • $51.00 per year for a 240 litre bin, or
  • $76.00 per year for a 360 litre bin.

How many green waste bins can I have?

A maximum of two bins per property can be requested. Requests for more than two bins will be assessed by Council. Approval from the body corporate or property manager is required for units.

I have lodged my expression of interest, what happens now?

You are all set! Our Waste team will contact you in early 2021 to formalise and process your registration. We will then deliver your green bin in mid to late June, with the service commencing 1 July 2021.

What if I change my mind once I lodge my expression of interest?

Not a problem! Our team will be in touch with you in early 2021 and you can advise them at this point that you no longer require the green bin.

When will I be charged for the service?

Property owners will pay for the bins each quarter in their rates. Renters will need to pay the 12 month fee in advance.

How often will the green waste bins be collected?

Fortnightly, on the alternate week to your yellow-lid recycling bin 

What can I put in the green waste bin?

Acceptable items

  • garden prunings
  • grass clippings
  • shrubs (shake off the soil)
  • weeds and flowers (shake off the soil)
  • leaves and loose bark palm fronds (fronds must be cut so they can fit into the bin, they cannot be bent as they will become trapped as the bin is emptied into the truck)
  • 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

Unacceptable items

  • 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 bagged. You can line your bin with newspaper if needed. 

For large volumes of green waste, consider using a private garden bag collection service. 

You can also visit one of our waste and recycling facilities with your green waste. Please see waste facilities for a list of locations.

I am a tenant, can I have a green waste bin?

Yes

Can I get a green waste bin for my commercial property?

Yes

When does this service start?

The service will commence on your scheduled collection date from 1 July 2021.

 When do I receive my green bin?

Your green waste bin will be delivered mid to late June 2021.

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 sign up for the new green waste service, your garden waste will instead 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 a new house, please contact us to have your old green waste bin removed. You can then apply to have a green bin delivered to your new property.

Why has my green waste bin not been serviced?

Your green waste bin will not be serviced if it is too heavy or has the wrong materials inside. Items like plastic bags, boxes, general waste and soil will contaminate garden waste, making it unsuitable for composting. If your green waste bin continues to be contaminated, the bin 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 and top dressing. These are then sold to various landscaping industries.