Top 5 Questions About Garden Waste Removal In Brisbane

Top 5 Questions About Garden Waste Removal In Brisbane

Just like recyclable waste, there are a lot of mistruths, miseducation and questions surrounding garden waste. A lack of knowledge on how to correctly dispose of garden waste can be detrimental to our environment and this can be easily avoided by knowing a few simple facts.

To find out what most residents wanted to know about green waste removal in Brisbane, I turned to who else, but Google. Below are the most commonly asked questions, which I have provided answers to.

Where can I dispose of garden waste?

The best place to dispose of garden waste is one of Brisbane City Council’s Resource Recovery Centres, which you can find here. They have a separate area for green waste which will ensure it is processed correctly and doesn’t end up in a landfill. Note that fees do apply to dispose of garden waste at a resource recovery centre.

If you would prefer someone to come and take away your garden waste for you, then you can contact a company that specialises in garden waste removal in Brisbane, like 4 Waste removal. We have various services that you can choose from and will take your green waste to the closest resource recovery centre for you.

What can I put in the garden waste bin?

There are very strict rules in regards to what can and cannot be placed in a garden waste bin.

Garden waste bins accept 100% green waste only. This includes branches, weeds, grass clippings, shrub and tree prunings and palm fronds. Everything else should be placed in your standard waste bin along with your general waste.

How do I get a garden waste bin in Brisbane?

There are a couple of options for obtaining a garden waste bin in Brisbane. You can opt for the council’s 240L garden waste bin which is around $84 per year and $30 setup fee and is collected on a fortnightly basis or for a larger garden waste bin, you can opt for a professional service.

At 4 Waste Removals, we offer large garden bins that are two and a half times larger than the council’s garden bins and we also offer garden skip bins that can hold up to 12 cubic metres of garden waste.

Do skips take garden waste?

Yes, they do. However, for a more environmentally-friendly approach, opt for a garden skip bin, such as those we offer here at 4 Waste. Garden skip bins are exactly the same as standard skip bins except they take only 100% green waste and no general waste.

By choosing a garden skip bin over a standard skip bin you are assuring that your garden waste will be composted and won’t end up in landfill, which can be harmful to the environment.

Can I put garden waste in black bin?

Yes, you can. However, as per the question above, garden waste that is disposed of in a standard wheelie bin ends up in landfill and is not composted for reuse. The more environmentally-friendly option is to apply for a council garden waste bin or hire one of our garden bags, bins or skip bins, which you can do on our website.


Garden waste removal in Brisbane is perhaps the most simple to understand and follow, yet, many residents still question how to dispose of it.

If you’re looking for a team to take the uncertainty out of your garden waste woes, then contact 4 Waste Removals. As experts of garden waste removal in Brisbane, we will collect your garden waste and dispose of it in the most environmentally-friendly manner. Call our office on 07 3343 3030 to talk with us through your options today.

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Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, golden cane trunks, soil, or turf. Branches must be under 13cm diameter. All green waste must stay under the top rail of the Skip Bin, with nothing poking up.

General Waste Rules: No rocks, bricks, tiles, concrete, pavers, hard wood, paint, chemicals, tyres, carpet,mattress, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.