Clear your property of green waste – Wollongong

Do you have extra green waste that you are looking to get rid of? We’ve set up additional green waste collection points for our residents over the next two weekends.

The climate and environment of Wollongong means the hazard of summer bushfire is real to our community, and Council is providing an additional way residents can reduce their backyard green waste.

“This summer has been ideal growing weather for grass and weeds. The city is very green, but the challenge of green waste is upon us,” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Cr Gordon Bradbery AM said.

As well as the weekly pick up of green-lidded bins which can be filled with household organic food waste, grass clippings, leaves, small branches, shrubs and weeds.

“Bushfires are a very real threat to our community, as we were dreadfully reminded of last year. While the weather hasn’t been as extreme this summer, it’s still important to stay on top of your garden maintenance. It’s a great time to clear your property and remove fallen leaves, twigs and debris, to help stay on top of the build up of green waste that can be dangerous is the right conditions.

“Council staff are currently working hard to manage the surge in green vegetation around of community. It’s important to remember that leaves and clippings should be kept out of street gutters, and put into our green bins or dropped off at one of our green waste pick ups that we are holding over the next two weekends” said Cr Bradbery.

In addition to the weekly pickups, Council is also offering two free green waste drop off points across Wollongong for this weekend and the next.

The pick ups will take place on Saturday 16 January 2021 at Rex Jackson Oval, Helensburgh from 7.30am to 1.00pm and on Saturday 23 January 2021 at Ziems Park, Corrimal from 7.30am to 12.00pm.

Normal residential quantities of green waste will be accepted – for example trailer and car loads, not tip trucks or commercial vehicles. Residents are also asked to only bring tree branches no bigger than 75mm diameter in roughly metre lengths to assist with the compactors capacity to deal with the waste. Proof of residency, for example a driver’s licence, is also required at the drop off points.

Residents are asked to drive into the car park and queue in their vehicles until they need to unload their green waste, where Remondis staff will be on site to assist.

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