Garden Organics Collection

Each household is provided with one 240 litre green lid garden organics bin which is emptied fortnightly on the same day as your garbage bin.

Apartment buildings are provided with 240 litre green lid bins as required. Extra green lid garden organics bins are available at an additional charge. Please see the Residential Bins section for more information.

Where does your garden organics go? 

Your garden organics are collected and transported by truck to the Veolia Organics Resource Recovery Facility in Eastern Creek where it is turned into high quality mulch and compost for resale.

Green bin  

Council will accept:

Grass clippings
Tick-Icon.png Grass clippings
Tick-Icon.png Leaves

Tick-Icon.png Bark


Tick-Icon.png Twigs and sticks

Pile of plants

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Tick-Icon.png Flowers

Pile of weeds

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Tick-Icon.png Prunings


Tick-Icon.png Branches up to 8cm in diameter and 90cm in length

Council will NOT collect:

Bagged garden waste

Illustration of a cross Plastic bags including bagged garden organics

Palm fronds

Illustration of a crossPalm fronds – take to your nearest Resource Recovery Centre (fees may apply)

Oversized branches

Illustration of a crossBranches over 8cm in diameter and 90cm in length – book a free Chipping and Mulching Service

Food scraps

Illustration of a crossFood scraps

Soil and rocks

Illustration of a crossDirt, rocks or soil

Pots for plants

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Illustration of a crossHoses or garden equipment

Plastic wrappers

Illustration of a crossPlastic packaging

Polystyrene box with lid off  

Illustration of a crossPolystyrene or foam

Pile of cat litter

Illustration of a crossAnimal waste or kitty litter

Pile of treated timber

Illustration of a crossTreated timber

Recycling cardboard

Illustration of a crossPaper and cardboard

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

Did you know you can turn your garden organics into mulch and compost?

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.

Chipping and Mulching Service 

Book a free kerbside service to chip and mulch your pruned branches. For more information go to the Chipping and Mulching page.

Compost Bins and Worm Farms

Purchase a compost bin or worm farm from Council at subsidised rates and have it delivered to your door at no extra cost.

For more information visit our Compost Bins and Worm Farms page.

Resources in Other Languages

You can find information on City of Ryde's garbage, recycling and garden organics collection in languages other than English below.