Green Waste Service

Garden Organics

The garden organics bin (green lidded) is for organic material from your garden such as leaves, twigs and grass clippings. The garden organic material is collected weekly by Camden Council and transported to the Spring Farm Resource Recovery Facility (RRF). The organic material is processed in airtight concrete tunnels to produce a compost or mulch that is a reusable resource.


Handy tips for garden organics:

  • Cut branches so they don't stick out the top of your bin. The bin lid should be able to close; otherwise the drivers may not be able to collect it due to the bin being too heavy or the material getting stuck.
  • If you have grass in the bin and it isn't full on collection day, put it out for collection as grass and other organic material left in bins can decompose and cake in the bottom of your bin if left for too long. This can make it difficult to remove.
  • Have you considered composting? Composting at home is another great way to recycle organic material.

What you can put in:

  • Lawn clippings
  • Leaves
  • Garden prunings and twigs
  • Flowers
  • Small branches (less than 15cm in diameter)

What not to put in:

  • Food scraps
  • Palm tree branches and fruit
  • Treated or painted timber
  • Bamboo (cuttings, furniture, etc.)
  • Particle board
  • Plastic bags
  • Rubbish
  • Large sticks or logs (greater than 15cm in diameter)
  • Animal droppings