What goes on my verge

Please note that the amount of waste you place on your verge for both types of bulk collections can only be three cubic metres(PNG, 80KB) of material per property, with items no larger than 1.5 metres in length where practical.

Bulk waste must not be placed on the verge for collection more than two days prior to your scheduled collection date.

We will not collect any items placed against walls, fences, poles, trees, sprinklers and other utilities. We do not collect from vacant blocks, parks or reserves.

Items included and not included as part of a Green waste verge collection


NOT accepted

Green waste includes:

  • Organic garden waste
  • Grass clippings (in cardboard box)
  • Leaves (in cardboard box)
  • Tree branches
  • Twigs
  • Weeds
  • Flowers

Items larger than 1.5m long or 300mm wide will not be collected.

Green waste does NOT include:

  • Plastic bags (and please don't place organic waste in these)
  • Chemically treated or painted/stained timber ^
  • Large tree stumps (they must be cut into smaller pieces)
  • Rocks, bricks and rubble
  • Dirt, soil and sand
  • Flower pots and garden hoses ^
  • Household refuse
  • Fencing materials  ^*
  • Building materials
  • Lawn turf
  • Asbestos products
  • Anything included as part of a Household waste collection.

^ These items may be collected as part of a Household bulk waste collection.

* Fencing materials that can be collected as part of a Household bulk waste collection only include wood and steel items.

Items included and not included as part of a Household bulk verge collection


NOT accepted

Household waste collection items include:

  • Furniture (no glass)
  • Bicycles
  • Toys
  • Small electrical goods
  • Carpet and linoleum
  • Fencing materials (wood and steel only)
  • Wood (not garden waste)
  • Wire
  • Gates
  • Poultry webbing
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Freezers
  • Clothes dryers
  • Air conditioners
  • BBQs (not gas bottles)
  • E-waste

Please do not include items larger than 1.5m long (where practical).

Household waste collection items DO NOT include:

  • Household food wastes
  • Garden waste (including lawn clippings and tree prunings)^
  • Paint
  • Vehicles, car bodies and car parts
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Asbestos products
  • Flammable liquids
  • Building materials
  • Bricks, rubble and concrete
  • Glass panels (e.g. table tops, window panes)
  • Gas bottles
  • Super 6 or fibre cement sheets 
  • Hazardous material
  • Mattresses *
  • Anything included as part of a Green waste collection.

^ These items can be included in a green waste collection.

* Mattresses will only be collected as part of a pre-booked mattress collection.

Mattress collections do NOT include mattress bases or bed frames. However, mattress bases and bed frames can be collected as part of a pre-booked household bulk waste collection.

A maximum of three mattresses will be collected per calendar year. This can be booked as one mattress collection (containing three mattresses in total) or spread over a maximum of three separate mattress collections containing one mattress per collection.

Please note: mattress collections do not count towards your two bulk verge collections per calendar year.

You must separate your waste into separate piles because:

  • It will help us reduce waste going to landfill.
  • Different trucks will be used to collect the different types of recycled goods.
  • It makes collecting waste more efficient thereby reducing costs to the City and to you.
  • It will ensure all of your booked waste is collected from the verge.

It is very important to correctly select what types of items will be put out when you complete your booking.

If you do not select the correct types of items when you book, some of your items may not be collected, and may result in you having to pre-book another collection at another time.

Items can be placed on your front verge, side verge or in a laneway. Please do not obstruct the footpath, your normal bin service or the line of sight for motorists.

A diagram of how to separate out different types of bulk verge items is shown below. 

Bulk waste layout - please separate these types of waste: green waste, general waste, e-waste, metal and mattresses.

Note that this example shows all three bulk verge collections options (Green waste, Household waste and Mattresses), you may not have included all of these options in your booking.

Please make sure there is a gap between the different types of waste items you have selected where you have selected more than one type of waste in your booking.