Organics bin

green circle with leaf image Garden waste placed in your organics bin is sent to a composting facility in Shepparton where it's processed into compost, mulch and soil conditioner, instead of being buried in landfill.

If you’re a GOOD SORT, your garden organics collection will be:

  • free of contamination by the wrong things
  • kept out of landfill
  • put to good use in parks, gardens and farms.

What’s accepted in my organics bin?

If you are in Anglesea, visit Anglesea Food Organics Collection Pilot for information about what goes in your organics bin.

Most garden clippings can be put into your organics bin. This includes:

grass clippings
leaves, twigs and flowers
small branches and raw timber offcuts (up to 30cm long and 10cm in diameter)

If you have a large amount that doesn’t fit in the kerbside bin you can take it to one of our transfer stations.

DO NOT include other waste such as:

X Household garbage
Items that can be recycled
X Plastic bags (even if biodegradable)
X Kitty litter
X Large logs or stumps
X Branches too big to fit in the bin (more than 30cm long and 10cm in diameter)
X Painted or treated timber
X Stones, rocks, bricks or rubble
X Plant pots
X Garden tools or hoses
X Cigarette butts
X Nappies or sanitary items
X Kitchen sponges or cloths
X Clingwrap, plastic packaging or foil
X Liquids
X Hazardous or medical waste such as sharps or sharps containers

Anglesea residents

Please see the page on the Anglesea Food Organics Collection pilot for what goes into your organics bin.