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Laws About Garden Waste Removal in Sydney

Waste management can get complicated sometimes when it comes to guidelines and regulations. When there are too many specifications to consider, sometimes, the sense of the laws become quite unclear. For example, you don’t know which one of your rubbish will be good candidates for recycling initiatives or the schedules of trash pickup in your suburban areas. Other times, you’re quite unsure if the things you dispose of really qualify as waste.

For most properties everywhere, especially bigger ones like estates, garden waste tends to be higher in volume. If you want to give your property’s land area a good clean, garden waste will surely shroud in piles. For example, big chunks of branches of trees, piles of leaves, collected grass cuttings, dead shrubs, may result from a cleanup. As such, certain regulations are imposed by Sydney for their special removal.

Related: How to Recycle and Reuse Your Old Christmas tree

Green Bins

With the first concern about collecting garden waste is the container to contain all the garden waste there is. Segregations bins are always available for you to contain your waste for collection. Sydney Council provides free green bins to house your garden waste after your property cleanup. However, there are a few restrictions about which trash can go in the green bins. These are generally accepted:

  • Small branches
  • Twigs
  • Plants
  • Flowers
  • Weeds
  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Tree and shrub prunings

On the other hand, there are garden rubbish materials that your green bins can not hold. These are not allowed inside the green bins:

  • Tree stumps
  • Branches thicker than 10 centimetres
  • Soil
  • Rock or building materials

Trees Down Under, a tree removal company in Sydney says that it’s extremely important to make sure that green waste is disposed of properly. Use your green bin at all times and call professionals to come in and remove all large amounts of green waste for proper disposal.

Waste Collection

The collection time of the green bins is every second week of the month. Any garden garbage that is not supposed to be inside the green bins will not be qualified for collection. Prepare your green bins well before collection day. These are a few guidelines on your green bin collection:

  • Place all your garden waste inside the bin
  • Close the lids of your bins properly
  • Make sure not to load the green bins too much. A heavier green bin is more difficult to dispose of.

Make sure not to include any garden trash that the collection people will not collect. It will be left right where it is and might cause trouble and harm to your neighbours and people who pass by. Keep your garden rubbish managed and if your tree branches and tree trunks are still around, make sure to contact your local removalists to get rid of the bigger things for you.

Also, not all areas have a collection service for bins. For some, you will really need to contact your own service to get your garbage in the garden collected. For things like this, this is the reason your local rubbish removalists are there to do your green waste disposal for you. All you need to do is contact one.


Sydney is a huge fan of recycling and being proactive in waste management. Initiatives for waste management are always on practise. The same goes for your garden waste. Composting your garden rubbish is also an option by the Council of Sydney and it can help in cutting your waste into half. Compost bins are available for you to purchase. It is good advocacy in good waste management and in promoting environmental welfare. 


Paul’s Rubbish Removal is a team of experienced removalists. We can handle your shrubs, grass, branches and your green rubbish after a day’s worth of property clean. We can collect for you in areas across Sydney where there’s no green bin collection. 

Did you just give your tree some little trimming and you grass a little cutting?

Let us do the dirty work for your garden waste removal. Give us a call at 0407 125 125 or send an enquiry here: info@paulsrubbish.com.au

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Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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