Greenwaste Collection


The City of Albany provides a four weekly greenwaste collection service for all residential properties. Greenwaste from your garden is a valuable resource. The greenwaste from your bin is transported to a local facility that processes the garden organics to produce garden mulch.

Residential Properties

Residential Properties use a 240 litre bio bin for greenwaste only. Greenwaste is collected every four weeks. Please refer to When is my collection? section to find out the day of your collection.

New Residential Properties

New Residential properties purchase a 240 litre bio bin for greenwaste only.

The bio bin is for your greenwaste including plant material, leaves, prunings, grass clippings and small branches.

For more detail about what can and cannot be placed in the greenwaste bin have a look at the sticker on the lid of your bin, read the table below, or call the Cleanaway Albany Customer Service Centre on 1300 784 468.

What can I put in my Greenwaste Bin

The bio bin is for your greenwaste including plant material, leaves, prunings, grass clippings and small branches.

For more detail about what can and cannot be placed in the greenwaste bin have a look at the sticker on the lid of your bin, read the table below. 

Contamination

It is important to make sure that only greenwaste material is placed in the bio bin. Placing incorrect items in the bio bin is called 'contamination'. Contamination causes problems during the processing of greenwaste, as well as affecting the ability of the greenwaste to be processed into high quality mulch. In some cases, just a few contaminated bins can ruin an entire truckload of greenwaste. Just a few people doing the wrong thing can lead to such a waste! Make sure your efforts count- RECYCLE RIGHT!!

The following guidelines will help you to understand what can and cannot be recycled in the City of Albany.

Sticks and Twigs Ticksmall twigs and branches.
Grass Clippings Tickgrass clippings.
Prunnings and Flowers Tickgarden prunings and flowers.
Leaves Tickleaves.

No plastic bags, food scraps, dirt or recycling. These garden organics are recycled into compost and mulch, diverting significant amounts of organic material from landfill. These garden organics are then taken to Vancouver Waste Services and recycled into compost and mulch, diverting significant amounts of organic material from landfill.

The dark green bin and / or yellow lidded bin are for your recycling including paper and cardboard, steel and aluminium cans, milk and juice cartons, glass bottles and jars, and most plastic bottles. As your recycling is sorted after collection, all your recyclables can be placed into the one bin.

For more detail about what can and cannot be placed in the recycling bin have a look at the sticker on the lid of your bin, read the table below.