Last Updated: Wednesday, 06 May 2020 07:43

Greenwaste bins are a handy way to dispose of lawn clippings, leaves and prunings. Your greenwaste bin is collected fortnightly. The greenwaste is stored in rows at our Toowoomba Waste Management Centre and then moved off site by a contractor where it is processed into soil and compost. A small portion of the timber waste collected is used on site in rehabilitation works. To be effectively recycled in this way it is very important to keep other rubbish out of the greenwaste bin.

Find out what you should be putting in your greenwaste bin below.

A greenwaste service is not mandatory. The property owner can "opt in" to the service by contacting us or lodging an online request

To find out your bin collection day, use our Find your bin day tool. 


Cost of the greenwaste service

The charge for the service is raised on the property's rates notice. It is for this reason that only the property owner or their agent can order a greenwaste service for a property.  The charge for the service for the 2019/20 financial year is $43.84 charged over two rates notices at $21.92 each invoice.

Once ordered, the service must be kept for a minimum of 12 months (or two rates invoices) before it can be cancelled.

If you are a tenant, not the property owner, please contact your landlord or managing agent to request the service.

Applying for a greenwaste service

The following list outlines the areas that are currently in the service area and a greenwaste service may be able to be offered to you:

Please contact us to order a service.


What to do with your greenwaste bin if you move

If you had a greenwaste service at your original residence, the bin and the charge for the bin remains at that property. You need to register for a new greenwaste service at the new property (if there is not one there). The greenwaste service is available to most areas within the region. See the list above. 


Items for your greenwaste bin

A greenwaste bin has a lime green lid and is serviced fortnightly. Only greenwaste can be placed in your bin. Please place it in loose - no plastic bags or tied up with rope or twine.  Items for your greenwaste bin includes:

To make it easy to decide which bin to use, we've created a 'What goes in each bin' flyer to print and keep at home.


Items that must not be put in the greenwaste bin

Please do not place the following items into your green waste bin:

If your bin is overweight, overfull or contains items that are not greenwaste, it may not be collected. You will be asked to remove the excess greenwaste or the contamination before a truck will be able to service your bin. If a return service is available, you may be charged for this service. Excess waste outside of the bin will not be collected.

Please contact us if you're unsure of what you can put in your bin.


Wheelie bin maintenance

Should your wheelie bin be damaged or have broken parts (e.g. cracked or missing lids, pins, wheels and/or axles), lodge an online request or contact us.