Green Waste (Garden Organics)
Clean Green (Garden) Waste
Clean green waste may be dropped off at the Uralla Waste Management Facility and Community Recycling Centre. Green waste includes:
- Grass clippings
Using Council's green waste drop off facilities, kerbside collection service, or composting or worm farming organic materials at home has significant environmental benefits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and leachate production from landfill.
Please follow these tips for green waste:
- Please separate out noxious weeds in your green waste to prevent noxious weeds from spreading in the Shire.
- Do not put green waste in your general waste bin.
- Do not put food scraps in your green waste.
Alternatives for Organic Waste: Composting and Worm Farming
A great way to reduce your waste is to feed your food waste to a worm farm or combine your food and garden waste together and place them in a compost bin. Your food scraps, garden waste, and other organic waste can be turned into great compost to improve the health of your garden and pot plants.
Composting reduces waste and greenhouse gas emissions, as organic (biodegradable) waste which is sent to landfill does not break down naturally and releases methane into the atmosphere.
The use of compost in gardening, landscaping, horticulture and in agriculture is also beneficial as it:
- Reduces the amount of watering required
- Reduces the amount of synthetic fertilisers needed
- Improves the structure, fertility and health of soils
- Helps to repair soils suffering from poor management
Garden waste can also be broken down using a mulcher or shredder and used as mulch to help prevent evaporation from the soil.
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 current service fee 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 Council Customer Service Centre on (02) 6778 6300.
What to put in your green waste bin
The green waste bin should be used for garden organic waste only, such as lawn clippings, leaves, small branches up to 15cm diameter and small plants.
Never place general household rubbish, paints, solvents, batteries, soil, food waste, building materials, needles, asbestos and recyclable materials in your green waste bin.