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Noosa Shire Council

Garden Waste & Composting Garden Waste & 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. This service commenced in September 2017. The introduction of the service was the result of the Noosa Community Jury's recommendations and Council's decision to maximise the diversion of waste from landfill.

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

To request a 240L garden waste bin or a larger 360L garden waste bin, please use Council's Online Waste Forms.

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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 from Council's Eumundi Road Resource Recovery Centre & Landfill, 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. 

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.

Exemptions

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 and complete an Application for Garden Waste Bin Exemption form

Composting and Worm Farms

For further help to reduce organic waste, view Composting and WorM Farms

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