Green Waste Verge Collection

The green waste verge collection is carried out twice per financial year, once in March/April and once in October/November.

The service will collect the following:

  • Neat piles of pruning's/branches less than 1.5m (5ft) in length, and 30cm (12 inches) in diameter
  • Piles of Green waste only, less than 1.5m (5ft) in height
  • Loose leaves placed in City of Vincent Garden Bags (maximum 4 bags per property)

The service will not collect the following:

  • General household rubbish / junk / white goods / old furniture / treated wood or any other items that are not garden waste
  • Fencing or wire mixed with prunings
  • Pruning's/ branches or trunks longer than 1.5 m (5ft) or wider than 30cm (12 inches) in diameter
  • Garden Bags that are contaminated, exceeding the maximum entitlement (4 bags only) or not put out onto the verge prior to the collection commencement date and time
  • Green waste outside commercial properties or Vacant lots

Garden bags

Residents will be supplied with a maximum of four garden bags (depending on availability) for smaller material such as leaf litter. Garden bags will be available at the Administration & Civic Centre and Library & Local History Centre, two weeks prior to the green verge collection commencing in each area. Please note that demand for garden bags is high and there may not be any bags available when you come to collect them.

For more information please contact our Waste Minimisation Team on 9273 6000 (ask for waste) or email