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Green waste collection

Improvements to green waste collection service

In September 2017, the city implemented a new and improved green waste collection service – you now no longer need to notify the city to have your green waste removed. Simply place your green waste on the verge on the same day as your general waste collection and the city will remove it. To ensure an efficient green waste collection service, the city requires a minimum of four and a maximum of ten City of Subiaco bags to be presented on the verge for collection on any waste day.

Please note: green waste collection is for residents only and is not a bulk waste collection. Size requirements must be adhered to for the green waste to be removed. If the pile is larger than the size specifications outlined below, it will not be removed. Split oversized piles will not be removed. Green waste from residential complexes and multi-unit developments are subject to the same size requirements.  

This service is for residential prunings only. Green waste generated by commercial tree loppers/contractors will not be removed by the city and must be removed by the contractor. 

Rubbish tip passes

Rubbish tip passes are available from the Administration Centre for disposal at Brockwaste Transfer Station. Tip passes are $42 each, with a maximum of two per property each year. Passes can be used for green waste or other general items. 

What will the city remove?


The city will collect

The city will not collect 

The minimum number of bags required for a collection is four (City of Subiaco) bags, with a maximum of ten bags.

Loose greens (fresh lawn, flower, shrub clippings,
leaves, and weeds with no sand) in the city's approved greens collection bags only (t
hese are available from the city's Administration Centre for a cost of $4.50 each)

Tree branches and prunings no more than 1.5 metres in length placed on the verge with the cut end of the branch towards the kerb.

Tree trunks or stumps no larger than 150mm in diameter and no heavier than 15kg. 

Greens piles no larger than 3 metres long x 1.5 metres wide x 1.5 metres high. 

Three or less bags presented on the verge.

Green waste contaminated with sand, soil or other waste.

Loose items not in Subiaco bags.

Note: If your collection does not meet the guidelines outlined above, you can place another collection request once the concerns have been rectified. 

The city will not remove piles larger than those stated in the requirements or waste from commercial tree loppers.     


How can I assist with collection? 

You can assist with collection by:

  • ensuring the green waste pile meets the specifications outlined above

  • placing green waste neatly on the verge and ensuring items can be easily handled by one person

  • placing your green waste in an easily accessible area on the verge, ensuring that they do not obstruct footpaths or other bin collection services.

If the city is unable to remove your green waste on the general waste collection day, it will be cleared on the Friday or on your next general waste collection day. For more information, please contact the city on 9237 9222.