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Garden Organics Collection

Each property paying residential rates is provided with one 240 litre green lid garden organics bin that is emptied fortnightly on the same day as the garbage collection. Garden organics collected from the City Of Ryde are turned into high quality mulch.

Before using your garden organics bin, have you considered using Council’s free Chipping and Mulching Service or perhaps composting your garden organics? Not only will this free up space in your green lid garden organics bin but will give you great mulch and fertiliser to use on your own garden.

Extra green lid garden organics bins are available at an additional charge. Please see the Residential Bins section for more information. 


Accepted material for your green lid garden organics bin:

Grass clippings
Accepted ItemsGrass clippings
Grass clippings
Accepted ItemsLeaves

Accepted ItemsBark


Accepted ItemsTwigs and sticks


Accepted ItemsPlants


Accepted ItemsFlowers


Accepted ItemsWeeds


Accepted ItemsPrunings

Accepted ItemsBranches up to 8cm in diameter and 90cm in length


Items which may NOT be placed in your green lid garden organics bin:

Not Accepted ItemsPlastic bags including bagged garden organics

Palm Fronds

Not Accepted ItemsPalm fronds – take to your nearest Resource Recovery Centre (fees may apply)

Not Accepted ItemsBranches over 8cm in diameter and 90cm in length – book a free Chipping and Mulching Service

Food scraps

Not Accepted ItemsFood scraps

Soil and rocks

Not Accepted ItemsDirt, rocks or soil

Not Accepted ItemsPlant pots

Not Accepted ItemsHoses or garden equipment

Not Accepted ItemsPlastic packaging

Polystyrene foam

Not Accepted ItemsPolystyrene or foam

Animal waste

Not Accepted ItemsAnimal waste or kitty litter

Not Accepted ItemsTreated timber

Not Accepted ItemsPaper and cardboard

Visit our A to Z Guide of Waste and Recycling for disposal options.

Did you know?

Did you know that you can get an additional green lid garden organics bin for less than $1 per week?

For more information, call Customer Service on 9952 8222.

Chipping and Mulching Service 

If your garden organic waste is compliant with requirements, you can take advantage of the free chipping and mulching service offered to residents of the City of Ryde. 

For more information go to the Chipping and Mulching page.

Last updated on 22 May 2020