Green Waste

No Charge Green Waste Event: Friday 30 April- Sunday 2 May 2021

We offer three different green waste services:
  • Green waste bin collection from your nature strip, if you live in the Peninsula's urban areas you can sign up to receive a fortnightly green waste collection service for a fee.
  • Green Waste disposal at our Resource Recovery centres (tips), which also offer two 'no charge' green waste events per year
  • The Shire provides a booked green and/or hard waste collection service from your nature strip. Fees apply and bookings are essential. 

No charge green waste event

The next No Charge Green Waste Event will be held from Friday 30 April - Sunday 2 May 2021. 

Click on the event listing at each location to learn more:

Tyabb Resource Recovery Centre

Mornington Resource Recovery Centre

Rye Resource Recovery Centre


When is my green waste bin collected?

Bins will be collected from properties fortnightly (on the opposite week to your recycling).

Find your next collection at My Neighbourhood. Download your bin calendar at Find My Bin Day.

Green Waste will be collected on all public holidays that fall on the Monday to Friday schedule, including Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Bins should be placed on the nature strip with the wheels facing your property the night before your collection day.

Order a green waste bin

Live in the Peninsula's urban areas?

You can apply to receive a fortnightly green waste bin pickup for $135 per year.

Apply online or contact us

 Apply online

If the property is owned by a company and if you are not listed as a director, you must complete a company authority form before placing your order. 

To determine if your property is within the urban area please check the Urban Growth Boundary.

Green waste bin terms and conditions

The service charge is reliant on the following service conditions, which have been developed to ensure the service remains sustainable into the future.

  1. The bin size will be 240 Litres
  2. The service is only available to properties within the urban growth boundary of the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
  3. Only leaves, lawn clippings, weeds, prunings and branches (which are no greater than 10cm in diameter and 30cm in length), bark and saw dust from untreated timber can be placed in the green waste bin.
  4. Council reserves the right to not collect a bin if it contains material other than that specified in condition
  5. Customers can opt-in to the service at any time. The cost will be determined on a pro rata basis depending on when in the financial year the service is opted into.
  6. Customers can opt-out of the service at any time, however, a refund will not be provided.  If you want to opt-out, it's best to opt out in June.
  7. To receive this service payment must be made up front



What goes in my green waste bin?

Only leaves, lawn clippings, weeds, prunings and branches (which are no greater than 10 cm in diameter and 30 cm in length), bark and saw dust from untreated timber can be placed in the green waste bin. 

Please note bins heavier than 70kg can't be emptied, we recommend shaking soil off roots before placing in the bin.

What do I do if my bin is damaged, stolen or lost?

Check out our page Lost, damaged and stolen bins to find out what you can do.


My bin wasn't picked up, why?

If you have put your bins out the night before the collection day and they were not collected, please contact us within 2 business days after your collection day by calling 1300 850 600.

Booked Green Waste Collection

The Shire provides a booked green and/or hard waste collection service. Fees apply and bookings are essential. 

Waste vouchers can also be used for this service. 1 waste voucher = half a cubic metre of BOOKED hard or green waste.

Green and hard waste collection service can be booked by calling: 5950 1406. 

Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for collection.