Man in high-vis vest wheeling two green bins along the road

Go Green: Extra green bin collections this September

22 Aug 2022

Blue Mountains City Council will provide two extra green bin collections per household in September to support residents to prepare for the bushfire season. 

The two extra green bin services in September are in addition to the usual once-a-fortnight green bin collection. From Monday, 5 September to Friday, 30 September Council will collect the green bin every week throughout the Blue Mountains.

The red garbage bin will be collected weekly and the yellow recycling bin fortnightly, as normal.

Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said: “This additional service aims to provide more flexibility and convenience around our existing waste and recycling services and to support everyone to prepare for the bushfire season.”

Council CEO Dr Rosemary Dillon said: “It’s important that Blue Mountains residents do not use the red household bins for their green waste. Using your green bin for garden vegetation keeps it out of landfill, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and extending landfill life. 

“There are many other benefits for the environment to composting and using the green bins, including improving regional soil health by returning nutrients to the earth. We hope that by providing these two extra services in September, we will encourage residents to keep using their green bins all year round.”

Use your green bin for garden vegetation you can’t use, or compost at home, such as:

  • Grass clippings
  • Weeds (including noxious weeds)
  • Cut flowers
  • Leaves
  • Garden pruning
  • Branches (max. length 40cm, diameter 10cm)
  • Bark
  • Palm fronds
  • Sticks.

Find further information on the waste services page or call the garden waste hotline 1300 769 746.

Photo: Council employee with green bins

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