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Green Waste Skip Bins

Green waste pertains to biodegradable garden waste. Anyone with gardening or backyard maintenance experience knows about the pile of green waste that frequently remains. Sometimes, a green waste wheelie bin is all you require for disposing of small debris from your backyard project. However, for larger gardening tasks like pruning your trees or landscaping your garden, you may need to consider our skip bin hire service for efficient green waste collection.

Our green waste skip bin hire and waste disposal services are renowned for their reliability and expediency. We provide a range of different skip bin sizes and we can handle all types of waste. We guarantee prompt delivery anywhere within the Illawarra and Wollongong area. Arrange your green waste skip bin with our straightforward online booking process today!

Example of biological waste

Types of Green Waste

Grass clippings from a lawn mower

Grass Clippings

Grass clippings are the remnants of mowing your lawn, and they consist of the pieces of grass that have been cut. They are a form of green waste and are biodegradable, which makes them suitable for composting. Besides being used as mulch for your garden, grass clippings can also be beneficial in promoting soil health as they decompose and enrich the soil with nutrients.

Tree Branches

Tree Cuttings, Branches

Tree cuttings and branches are a significant component of garden waste. They are generated during the pruning of trees or when a tree is cut down. Tree cuttings and branches can be bulky and challenging to manage, but when properly processed, they can be transformed into valuable resources such as firewood, mulch, or compost material.

Shrubs and yard clippings

Shrubs & Yard Clippings

Shrubs and yard clippings result from regular yard maintenance, such as trimming hedges, bushes, or other landscape plants. These types of green waste can accumulate quite rapidly, especially during growing seasons. When appropriately composted, these clippings can provide valuable nutrients back into the soil and contribute to the growth of other plants.

Weeds pulled from garden


Weeds are plants that are often considered unwanted or nuisance plants in a specific context. They can become problematic if they compete with desired plants for resources such as nutrients, light, and water. Despite their reputation, weeds can be composted and transformed into a resource that can enhance soil fertility.



Soil is a critical component of any garden and is often seen as the lifeblood of the ecosystem. It’s a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that support life. Waste soil can be created during landscaping projects, such as garden renovations or construction works. Soil can be reused in various ways including filling low areas, creating raised beds, or improving soil quality in other areas.

Wood chips waste

Wood and Wood Chips

Wood and wood chips are often generated from tree maintenance or removal activities, such as trimming or chopping down trees. They are a valuable resource that can be used in several ways around the garden. Wood chips, in particular, are excellent for mulching garden beds, suppressing weed growth, and retaining soil moisture. Additionally, they decompose over time, improving soil structure and fertility.

Your Trustworthy Partner for Garden and Backyard Cleanup

Embarking on an extensive garden or backyard makeover? Do you have tree branches, clippings, shrubs, or logs that require removal? We stand out in providing speedy, trustworthy, and hassle-free garden waste disposal services. Our diverse array of skip bins ensures that we can expediently deliver the perfect bin to your property, regardless of whether you’re located in Wollongong or the greater Illawarra.

As a locally-founded and managed family business, our primary objective is ensuring you have an economical, dependable, and functional solution for rubbish and waste disposal. We offer skip bins in sizes ranging from 2 cubic metres to a hefty 12 cubic metres, guaranteeing that you’ll find a bin ideally suited for your green waste removal requirements. To effectively dispose of abundant green waste – including leaves, tree cuttings, palm fronds, grass clippings, and branches, entrust your needs to our skip bin hire service! If you need assistance, simply give us a call or click ‘book a bin’ to arrange your bin delivery.

Green Waste: What You Need to Know

Please ensure you do not dispose of hazardous waste in our skip bins, such as liquid waste, chemicals, flammable materials, batteries, paint, food, and asbestos (a skip bin specifically for asbestos is required). Additionally, certain objects are commonly incorrectly placed in green waste, which the facilities are not equipped to handle. These should be avoided and include:

  • Brick, concrete, sand, pebbles, stones, rocks
  • Perishable and non-perishable food
  • Tree trunks and branches larger than 150mm in diameter or 1 metre in length

Why Choose Green Waste Skip Bins?

Cost and Time Effective

Our green waste skip bins offer a faster, more convenient method of waste disposal compared to standard council green wheelie bins. These smaller bins often lack the capacity for medium to large amounts of green waste and are usually collected only once a fortnight. If you need to dispose of substantial amounts of green waste, our skip bins are an ideal solution. Our team members are readily available to collect your bin, saving you time, effort, and petrol money.


Our green waste skip bins contribute to closing the waste loop. Traditional landfill disposal prevents green waste from breaking down and results in unnecessary landfill growth. However, when processed in a recycling facility like ours, green waste can be transformed into compost and mulch, reintroducing it into the ecosystem with a new purpose.

Frequently Asked Questions

Green waste, also known as yard waste or biological waste, refers to organic materials discarded from gardens, lawns, and parks. This includes grass clippings, leaves, branches, flowers, weeds, and even Christmas trees. Unlike regular garbage, green waste doesn’t belong in landfills. Instead, it embarks on a journey of transformation, turning from waste into a valuable resource. Here’s a breakdown of where your green waste goes and what happens to it:

1. Collection:

  • Curbside Pickup: Most municipalities offer dedicated green waste bins or bags for residents to dispose of their yard waste separately from regular trash.
  • Drop-off Centres: Some areas have designated drop-off centres where you can bring larger quantities of green waste.

2. Transportation:

Collected green waste is transported by specialised trucks to composting facilities or processing plants.

3. Processing and Transformation:

  • Composting: The most common destination for green waste is composting facilities. Here, the material undergoes a controlled biological decomposition process.
    • Shredding: Green waste is often shredded into smaller pieces to accelerate decomposition.
    • Aerating and Monitoring: The material is regularly turned and aerated to provide oxygen for the microorganisms breaking it down. Temperature and moisture levels are carefully monitored.
    • Maturation: After weeks or months, the composting process transforms the green waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment called compost.
  • Other Processing Methods:
    • Anaerobic Digestion: This process breaks down organic waste in the absence of oxygen, producing biogas (a renewable energy source) and digestate (a nutrient-rich fertilizer).
    • Mulching: Some facilities process green waste into mulch, which is used for weed suppression, moisture retention, and soil improvement in gardens and landscaping.

4. End Products and Their Uses:

  • Compost:
    • Soil Enrichment: Compost is a valuable soil amendment used in gardens, landscaping, and agriculture to improve soil structure, drainage, water retention, and nutrient content.
    • Erosion Control: Compost can be used on slopes and banks to help prevent soil erosion.
  • Mulch:
    • Weed Suppression: Mulch acts as a barrier, preventing weed growth and reducing the need for herbicides.
    • Moisture Retention: Mulch helps retain moisture in the soil, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Soil Temperature Regulation: Mulch insulates the soil, protecting plant roots from extreme temperatures.
    • Biogas: Biogas generated from anaerobic digestion can be used as a renewable energy source for electricity generation or heating.
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