Garden Organic Bins

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Garden Organic Bins

Posted on: 15.12.2015

Wollondilly customers in residential areas have a 240L green lidded garden organics bin. Wollondilly Shire Council reminds residents that, as we come into summer, garden organic bins tend to change in material from prunings to lawn clippings. Collection trucks are fitted with a limit switch that will not allow a bin over 80Kg to be lifted.  During the past month of November 23,600 garden organics bins were successfully emptied and the average weight of each bin was 21.7kg.

 If your bin is filled with material to the extent where it weighs over 80Kg, it cannot be collected. To allow you to have your bin collected, the driver will place a removable tag on the bin asking you to remove some material so that it can be collected.  Once the bin weight is under 80Kg you are asked to ring the waste hotline on 1800 805 305 (within 2 working days) and the collection truck will return to empty your bin at no additional charge. It is important to put you garden organics bin out for every collection if you have lawn clippings in it as when it settles it compacts and added material can increase the weight of your bin. 

 Additional garden organics bin are readily available by phoning the Waste Hotline. The cost of extra garden organics bins is $90 per annum or $1.83 per week.

 What can I put in my green bin?

Items include grass clippings, weeds and prunings, plants and shrubs, twigs and small branches, untreated timber, small quantities of fruit (still on the branch).

 What can’t I put in my green bin?

No plastic bags or general waste, rocks or soil, vegetable or food scraps, treated lattice or timber, garden pots, tools or hose, building material.