Green Waste

Clean Green Waste

Clean green waste may be dropped off to Uralla Recycling Centre and Bundarra at no charge. Green Waste includes:  

  • leaves
  • grass clippings
  • branches
  • hay
  • flowers
  • sawdust
  • woodchips
  • bark

Please remember to separate out any noxious weeds in your green waste. Do not put your green waste in your general waste bin.

Alternatives for Organic Waste

Composting and Worm Farming

Composting or worm farming organic materials at home, or using council collection services can:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfill
  • reduced leachate production in landfills 

 The use of compost in gardening, landscaping, horticulture and in agriculture can:

  • reduce the amount of watering required
  • reduce the amount of synthetic fertilisers needed
  • improve the structure, fertility and health of soils
  • help to repair soils suffering from poor management

(Source: NSW EPA)

Worm Farms and Compost Bins in the Uralla Shire Council area

A fun way to reduce your waste is to feed your food scraps to a worm farm or combine your food and garden waste together and place them in a compost bin. Your food scraps and garden waste can be turned into great compost - for your garden and pot plants.

For further information about Uralla Shire Council Waste and Recycling Project, please contact the Environmental Project Officer by email at or by telephone (02) 6778 6300.

Green Waste Collection Service

The green waste collection service is available as an opt-in service for residents in Uralla township only. To obtain this service residents will need to pay the 2018/2019 Financial Year service fee of $82 and purchase a bin. The annual service fee is charged on pro rata basis.

Residents can sign up for a green waste service through the Uralla Shire Council office on 6778 6300.

Collection dates for the 2019/2020 year are as below:

2019-2020-Kerbside-Services-Collection-Dates-Uralla-Shire.pdf(PDF, 83KB)

What to put in your green waste bin

The green waste bin should be used for garden organic waste: lawn clippings, leaves, small branches and small plants. Never place general household rubbish, paints, solvents, batteries, soil, green waste, building materials, needles, asbestos and recyclable materials in your green waste bin.