Greenwaste Service


The City of Ballarat’s green garden waste kerbside collection service is provided to urban residential properties with a detached house in Ballarat, Buninyong, Learmonth, Cardigan Village and Miners Rest.

In the first four months of its new green waste collection service, the City of Ballarat trucks completed 127,885 bin stops, collecting 3,363 tonnes of green garden waste. That’s a huge relief on landfill with all green waste converted to compost for use in agriculture and landscaping.


Important Info For Residents:

  • The bins are collected on the same day as your rubbish bins but the opposite week to recycling.
  • On collection day the bin needs to be placed on the kerbside, one metre apart from garbage bins and away from parked cars and trees. 
  • The green waste bins accept anything you cut from your garden. For example, leaves, grass, prunings, weeds, flowers and small branches (maximum size: 10cm in diameter and 55cm long).
  • The maximum weight for collection is 70kg. If the bins are heavier, they can’t be collected. If you’re concerned about green waste becoming stuck in the bottom of your bin, try putting twigs at the bottom.
  • Any properties that do not currently have the green waste service can now request to opt-into the service. You can request the service by calling Customer Service on (03) 5320 5500 or emailing  attention to City of Ballarat waste team.  

The cost of the green waste service in the City of Ballarat 2018/19 Budget is $68.23 per annum for properties included in the service.

Green waste can still be taken to Transfer Station.

What CAN and CAN'T go in.Top of document.

Unwanted items could cause contamination or damage to processing machinery.

Anything you cut from your garden


Small branches – maximum size: 10cm in diameter and 55cm long

Do NOT put:


Any logs larger than 10cm in diameter and 55cm long can still be disposed at the City of Ballarat Transfer Station.