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Green Waste

Prices from $16.00 per fortnight

Our 240-litre green waste bins are convenient for families and businesses whether in town or rural.

Acceptable Green waste items:

  • Tree branches up to 70 cm in length and 7.5 cm in diameter
  • Shrub and hedge pruning’s
  • Leaves
  • Green vegetative material
  • Pea straw, clean hay, straw
  • Grass clippings (but preferably not from lawns that have recently been sprayed with ‘Versatil’ or similar sprays, as these contaminate the compost).
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Do not put the following items in your green waste bin, as they cannot be composted:

  • Prunings, cuttings and branches longer than 70 cm in length and 7.5 cm in diameter

  • Bamboo

  • Flax and flax flower stalks

  • Palm fronds

  • Whole tussock plants, other stringy grasses

  • Ivy (e.g. climbing ivy)

  • Gorse in seed

  • Cabbage tree leaves

  • Complete loads of weeds with roots heavily contaminated with soil

  • Soil and compost heaps

  • Stones, concrete

  • Plastic, glass, timber, metal objects (e.g. plastic or ceramic plant pots, trellises, netting)

  • Material with baling twine/string mixed through it

  • Oxalis and listed noxious weeds

  • Mixed loads of rubbish and garden waste

  • Newspapers

  • Human or animal waste

  • Dead animals/pets.

If you’re unsure of how to dispose of any of the items above, you can contact the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park¬†for advice on 03 313 5499.