Your green lid garden vegetation bin is collected fortnightly on the alternative week to your recycling bin. Use your waste calendar to check which fortnight.

This service is offered to single dwelling households and townhouse developments only.

Materials ACCEPTED in your Green Lid Garden Vegetation Bin

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Flowers
  • Small twigs and branches
  • Weeds
  • Bush and hedge trimmings

Materials NOT ACCEPTED in your Green Lid Garden Vegetation Bin

  • Plastic bags or bin liners
  • Food waste
  • Household waste
  • Recyclables
  • Soil or rocks
  • Medical waste (including waste)
  • Building or construction waste
  • Tree stumps or large branches
  • Treated or painted timber
  • Garden tools
  • Flower pots

The garden vegetation material collected by Council is taken for processing to WSN waste management facilities in Chullora and Eastern Creek. The materials are either processed into compost and mulch products for agricultural and horticultural use or used as biofuel to produce green electricity.

Strathfield residents successfully diverted more than 2,136 tonnes of garden organics from landfill in 2010.

Residents can also drop off large volumes of garden organics at any SITA Environmental Services transfer station for a fee. Visit for further information.

If your bin collection has been missed, please contact Council Customer Service to report a missed service.