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Bulk Verge Collections

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Enter your address above to find the dates for your garden organics and bulk waste and whitegoods verge collections.

General Verge Collection Instructions

Please follow the instructions below:

  • Verge waste items must be placed neatly on the verge no more than one week before your scheduled collection dates

  • Waste will not be collected if it doesn’t conform or is placed out late. It then becomes the responsibility of the resident for removal

  • For the safety of all parties and to avoid damage to property, please do not place next to trees, power poles, green power domes, water meters, reticulation, walls, street signs, vehicles or any other objects

  • Please do not obstruct any footpaths, your normal bin services or the line of sight of pedestrians and road users

  • Verge waste is not to be placed on vacant properties or public reserves

Green Organics Verge Collections

Please note your lime green-lidded FOGO bin is collected weekly and is for small prunings and leaves and lawn clippings. Find out more about what can go in your FOGO bin.

✔ Garden organics only

✔ Ensure the pile is no bigger than two 6’ x 4’ trailer loads or two cubic metres

✔ Prunings can be up to 1.5 metres in length and up to 0.35 metres in diameter

✔ Allow seven working days for collection

What Will Not Be Collected

For green organics verge collections, we will not collect:

✘ Additional garden organics in excess of two 6’ x 4’ trailer loads or two cubic metres

✘ Garden organics in bags or boxes or contaminated with wire and lattice

✘ Prunings more than 1.5 metres in length or more than 0.35 metres in diameter

✘ Sand, dug out lawn or soil material

✘ Leaves, lawn clippings, weeds and root materials (place in your FOGO bin which is collected weekly)

✘ General waste, metal, wood pallets, treated timber, bulk waste or whitegoods

✘ Mixed piles containing bulk waste and garden organics

✘ Commercial waste or waste placed on commercial property verges

Qfly Outbreak Affecting Areas 4 and 9

Due to a Qfly outbreak you need to comply with the below regulations in relation to your upcoming green waste collection:

  • Branches must be stripped of all Qfly host fruit before being left out for verge collection
  • All removed Qfly host fruit must be treated immediately by eating, cooking, freezing or solarising
  • Treated Qfly host fruit can only be disposed of in your general waste bin (red bin). It cannot be placed in your FOGO bin or out for green waste collection.

For a list of Qfly host fruit, a map of the quarantine area and further information visit the DPIRD website.

Bulk Waste and Whitegoods Verge Collections

✔ Ensure your bulk waste is no bigger than two 6’ x 4’ trailer loads or two cubic metres

✔ We will collect whitegoods, stoves, furniture, other household items and timber products up to 1.5 metres in length

✔ Place your bulk waste in a separate pile away from your E-Waste, mattresses, whitegoods and metals so these items can be collected and recycled

✔ Detach all doors from fridges and freezers

✔ Allow seven working days for collection

What Will Not Be Collected

For bulk waste and white goods verge collections, we will not collect:

✘ Any waste in excess of two 6’ x 4’ trailer loads or two cubic metres and more than 1.5 metres in length

✘ All glass including mirrors, glass tables, shower screens and plate glass

✘ Paints and oils

✘ Gas bottles, diving cylinders and fire extinguishers

✘ Batteries

✘ Building and renovation materials: bricks, sand, cement, insulation, concrete products, asbestos, HardieFlex and Super Six fencing

✘ Bean bags and polystyrene balls

✘ Garden sheds, couches and furniture exceeding the 1.5 metres in length

✘ Wooden pallets

✘ Tyres, car bodies and parts

✘ Garden organics, stumps or palm logs

✘ Commercial waste or waste placed on commercial properties



Where and How to Dispose of Items Not Collected

Not all items can go into your bins.

For information on what items do not go into any of your bins or your bulk verge collections, and how you can dispose of them responsibly, visit our Recycling and Where to Dispose of Unwanted Items page.

Tree Lopper Services

The City of Melville has become aware that some tree loppers have been approaching residents claiming to be endorsed by the City to prune or remove trees. Please be aware that the City of Melville does not have commercial agreements or relationships with tree loppers or any other contractor in relation to green organics collections.


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