Garden Waste and Composting

Noosa is committed to keeping waste out of landfill and reducing greenhouse gases by recycling garden waste. Watch Council's short, green bin video

Council provides a fortnightly garden waste service to residents in urban areas and an optional service for some rural areas and urban commercial premises. Garden/green waste bin collection charges are included in Council's rates.

Order a Garden Waste Bin (240L or 360L)

To request a 240L garden waste bin or a larger 360L garden waste bin (charges apply), please use Council's Online Waste Requests.

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Rural properties, units and small property less than 400 sqm are automatically exempt from the garden waste recycling bin service. Residents in these areas may request the service if they live within 5 km of a service area. Note that duplex properties with a combined site area of 400 sqm or less (i.e. 1/42 Bluefin Court & 2/42 Bluefin Court need to be under 400 sqm) may be eligible for an exemption.

To find out if a property is within the new garden waste bin service area see these maps including Lake Cooroibah.

People who have all their garden waste removed by a professional gardener for recycling, may be exempted if they meet the criteria. 


Noosa residents can access up to 3 cubic metres of single-ground mulch for free from Council's Noosa Landfill Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Stations. Double-grind mulch can be purchased from Noosa Landfill Resource Recovery Centre for a small fee.

Noosa commercial operators can also access single-ground or double-ground mulch for a small price. 

The table below provides infomation about the availability of mulch at Council's waste facilities.  Both standard coarse mulch and fine mulch will be offered when stock is available.  All reasonable effort is taken to ensure its accuracy. However, from time to time product availability may change at short notice due to large volume sales. 

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Currently out of stock


Mulch Size Location Estimated date of next release
Coarse Mulch 100mm Noosa Landfill Resource Recovery Centre  
Fine Mulch 50mm Noosa Landfill Resource Recovery Centre  
Coarse Mulch 100mm Cooroy Transfer Station  
Coarse Mulch 100mm Pomona Transfer Station  

Fine Mulch is not currently available at the transfer stations

Composting and Worm Farms

For further help to reduce organic waste, view:

Composting and Worm Farms