Bulk green waste

Green waste verge collection

The bulk green waste verge collection service is a scheduled collection and is for garden waste only.  The collection service runs once per suburb, per financial year. To check the collection dates for your next green waste verge collection use the look up below.

What you can put out on your verge for collection:

  • Garden prunings
  • Tree loppings (less than 1.5m in length)
  • Palm leaves
  • Tree limbs, branches, small logs (1.5m in length).

Note: Branches more than 150mm in diameter must be cut into 300mm lengths.

What you cannot put out for collection:

  • Building rubble
  • Treated timber/pine
  • Bagged waste
  • Pallets
  • Railways sleepers
  • Processed wood
  • Sand or soil.

Important to remember:

All bulk green waste must be placed loose on the verge with no use of boxes, bags or containers. All non-green waste items will be considered as littering. Bulk green waste will be shredded and mulched, therefore it cannot be contaminated with any other waste.

Do not place bulk green waste on artificial turf, stencilled paving or near water meters or power domes. Only place green waste on your verge.

Tip: If you find you only have a very small amount of green waste or loose leaves, please place it into your general waste (green lid) bin. The green waste in your general waste (green lid) bin will then be composted into soil enhancer at the Resource Recovery Facility in Neerabup.

If you missed your Bulk Verge Greens Waste collection, or can’t wait …. residents can drop off their garden waste at the Wangara Greens Recycling Centre on weekends and public holidays. A valid City of Joondalup tipping voucher must be presented or charges will apply.

Green/garden waste is shredded into mulch.

Green waste tipping and mulch

Self haul greens

The City also issues residents with four green waste tipping vouchers, for use at the Wangara Greens Recycling Centre. These can be found at the back of your waste guide. resident can dispose of up to 500kgs of clean green waste using their tipping vouchers.

These vouchers are valid for a financial year and can only be used on weekends and public holidays at the Wangara Greens Recycling Centre. Entry fees will apply without a valid voucher.

Residents who arrange for a third party or commercial contractor to deliver their green waste, utilising the residents green waste tipping voucher, to the Wangara Greens Recycling Centre will need to provide a letter of authorisation.

The letter must clearly detail:

  • The residents name and address
  • It must have the residents Rates Assessment Number this can be found on the resident’s property rates notice
  • The letter must be signed by the resident.

Failure to provide a letter of authorisation containing the required name, property address, rate assessment number and signature of the resident will require the third party or commercial contractor to pay the advertised disposal fee. No Refunds for payments made via this method can be claimed later.

Free mulch

The greens processed at the Wangara greens recycling facility is turned into mulch. This mulch is available for use on your gardens to keep the moisture in the soil from evaporating and adds organic matter to the soil.

Pick up your free mulch, using your mulch vouchers (found in your waste guide), from Wangara Greens Recycling Facility. Mulch can be collected in trailers, or utes, all trailers and utes must be covered by tarpaulins and secured with rope when collecting mulch.

For further information regarding bulk green waste and green waste collections, please refer to the Waste Guide 2018/19.