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Noosa Shire Council

Garden Waste Services Garden Waste Services

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 urban areas and will continue to be optional for some rural areas.  There is also an optional service for commercial premises.

Lawn clippings and garden vegetation collected via this service are converted into mulch, which is available free to Noosa Shire residents.

To compare the costs of self-hauling garden waste to the landfill with the cost of Council's garden waste recycling service, check the garden waste flyer [777Kb].

To request a 240L garden waste bin, please contact Council's customer service centre.

Residents may request a larger 360L garden waste bin by completing this form or contacting Council's customer service centre .


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Garden/Green waste charges

Garden/green waste bin collection fees are paid as part of your council rates. The cost for the fortnightly garden waste service is $50 per year.

Free Mulch

Noosa residents can access up to 3 cubic metres of single-ground mulch for free or pay a small fee for double-ground mulch.

Noosa commercial operators can also access 3 cubic metres of single-ground or double-ground mulch for a small price. 

Garden waste bin collection 

  • Bins on kerbside before 6am on day of collection
  • Handles facing the street
  • Lids should be fully closed
  • Bins should not block footpaths or driveways
  • Bins should be clear of parked cars, trees and poles.

Damaged bins, missed bins and extra services

To request a replacement or repair to a damaged bin, or report a stolen bin, simply complete this online form. Please note that residents are responsible for the cleanliness of their bins.

Order a casual extra bin pick-up service here. For a permanent extra bin service, complete this online form.

If your bin has not been picked up during a regular service, report it here.

View Council's composting and worm farming videos to further help reduce organic waste.

Find the collection day for your residence here