Green waste dos and don'ts

The contents of your green organics bin are collected and taken to Veolia where they are processed into mulch and nutrient-rich compost.  This compost is then used by farmers to grow fresh produce for communities.

Melton is one of eleven councils to benefit from a specialised organics recycling facility at Bulla as part of the Back to Earth initiative.

Studies indicate that more than 40 per cent of material sent to landfill each year is organic material; most of this is regular household food waste. Simple changes in the home can make a huge difference, such as reducing your food waste by composting or using a worm farm.

What can I put in my green bin?

Grass clippings

Weeds

Leaves

Garden prunings

Branches

Small logs

What can't I put in my green bin?

Anything that doesn't grow!

Tree stumps

Soil

Timber that has been treated, painted or contains nails

Plant pots

  • Rinse out the soil and put these in your yellow bin for recycling

Plastic bags

Garden hoses

Nappies and other household rubbish

Bricks, rubble concrete

Did you know?

Studies indicate that more than 40 per cent of material sent to landfill each year is organic material; most of this is regular household food waste. 

Simple changes in the home can make a huge difference, such as reducing your food waste by composting or using a worm farm. 

Contact Council to learn how. Discover the journey green waste takes and how to get your green waste ‘back to earth’ at backtoearth.vic.gov.au