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Green waste

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Green waste (green lid)

Green waste (green lid)

Inner West Council provides a fortnightly collection service for green waste in the former Marrickville Council area.

Houses and units are provided with a 240L green waste bin (green lid) or a 140L green waste bin (green lid). Additional bins may be provided free of charge – request a bin online or call 9335 2222.

Have tree branches that don't fit in the green waste bin? Book a branches collection here.

What goes in my green waste bin?

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Flowers and excess pruning material

What does not go in my green waste bin?

Important collection information

  • Ensure that bins are out the night before and are returned to your property within 24 hours of collection.
  • Bins left on the road or footpath can go missing during collection day and pose a risk for pedestrians and disrupt traffic. Be a good neighbour and bring your bins in.
  • The maximum weight allowance for a 140 litre bin (the smaller type) is 50kg. The maximum weight for a 240 litre bin is 70kg.
  • Do not overfill your bin, as this results in litter being blown out. Make sure that the bin lid can be shut. Overflowing bins will not be collected.
  • Visit this page to find more information on obtaining an extra recycling bin.

Reporting a lost or stolen bin?

Visit this page for details.

Don't know your collection day?

Visit the collection days and zones page to download a collection calendar.

Where does my green waste go when collected?

Once collected by Marrickville Council trucks, green waste is transported to Rockdale Transfer Station where it i turned into mulch and resold to the public and landscape contractors.