Verge Collections

Green Waste Verge Collection

Green Waste Guidelines 

Important COVID-19 Guidelines

Due to the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, the removal of any material by third parties is strongly discouraged.

Green waste cannot be put out for collection earlier than two weeks prior to the date collection is due to commence in your area and must be out by 6am on the Monday of your area’s collection week. This will help ensure the health and safety of residents and our collection contractors.

How to prepare for Green Waste Collection

What you should do:

  • Green waste is free of contamination such as soil, general waste and recyclable material 
  • All prunings/branches/logs have:
    • Maximum length of 1.5m (5ft)
    • Maximum diameter of 30cm (12inches)
    • Maximum height of pile1.5m (5ft)
  • Logs are stacked neatly next to prunings and branches. No mixed piles.

What you should not do:

  • Do not place green waste in hessian or plastic bags of any kind, these will not be collected – only use the City’s reusable garden bags.
  • Do not prune any street or verge trees.
  • Do not place items near or obstruct any reticulation, street signs/poles, water meters, fences, footpaths or driveways.
  • Do not place items on vacant lots, on roads, reserves, parks or any verge except your own.
  • Do not place any items on the verge that are not green waste material – no household junk, furniture, sawn or treated timber. This is littering and you could be fined.

Please note: Verge Collections are for residential properties only. 

Green Waste Bags

Green waste bags can be picked up from the City’s Administration Centre from two weeks prior to your area’s collection.

These bags can be used to put smaller materials such as leaves, weeds and lawn clippings out for collection. These materials can also be disposed of in your green-lid household bin throughout the year.

There is strictly a maximum of two bags per household – please bring proof of address. Please note that the demand for garden bags is high so they may not always be available.

Did you know?

Loose leaf litter, grass clippings and small prunings can be placed in your green lid bin. These materials will be collected for composting at the Neerabup Composting Facility.

More Information 

Please contact the City's Waste and Recycling Team on 9273 6000 or email

Bulk Hard Waste Verge Collection

The City’s Waste Strategy 2018 – 2023 has a Vision of 'Zero waste to landfill by 2028'. It recognises the current bulk waste collection system is outdated and doesn’t encourage the diversion of waste from landfill.

At the 23 March 2021 Council Meeting, Council approved an 18 months service trial of Western Metropolitan Regional Council’s on-request service, which starts in January 2022 in place of the traditional scheduled bulk waste service. Please find the detail council report here.

This will reduce the waste collected, increase recycling, allow residents to choose their own pick-up time and limit the timeframe for piling junk onto the verge.

On Demand Waste Collection

Vincent Residents can use a paid pick-up service for mattresses and white goods - these items will be recycled!

To find out more head to our website On Demand Waste Collections page. 

Did you know?

White goods can be also dropped off at the Recycling Centre in Balcatta (scrap metal) for free (except fridges where a fees apply).

More information can be found here: Recycling Centre Balcatta

More Information

Please contact the City's Waste and Recycling Team on 9273 6000 or email