Excess garden material

Can't fit all of your garden material in your green lid bin?

You could:

  • ask a neighbour to use their bin if space allows
  • hold material over to the next collection
  • mulch or compost the material for use around the garden
  • contact a garden clean up service
  • transport it to either the Geelong or Drysdale Resource Recovery Centres - fees will apply based on quantity.

Council uses a number of different organics processors to manage the material including its own compost facility at Anakie.

Material produced at the Council’s compost facility isn’t available for retail sales.

Most of the composted material is used by local farms or in the rehabilitation of former landfill sites around the municipality. 

Any income produced from the sale of composted garden material helps to offset the cost of decontaminating, shredding, irrigating and pasteurising  the garden material to produce compost and doesn’t provide a net profit.   

Page last updated: Thursday, 28 October 2021