Cessnock, Maitland, and Singleton Council residents now have a fortnightly Garden Organics collection service.

Your Garden Organics bin  has a lime green lid and is collected fortnightly, on the alternate week to your yellow-lid recycling bin. 

If you have not received your bin please contact 1800 870 250. An additional bin is available by contacting your local council.

Please remember Garden Organics Only.

All garden vegetation is accepted but NO bags and NO food thanks.

The material collected in your garden organics bin is processed by ANL at Tea Gardens, where it is made into a range of high quality compost and soil conditioners used by home gardeners and farmers. Take a look at the videos below for the full story.

Compost Give Away Events 2019

Cessnock, Maitland and Singleton Councils hold regular compost bag give-away events for residents so you can try the final product for yourself – Bringing it back to you! Upcoming events

 Community and Not for Profit groups in the Cessnock, Maitland and Singleton local government areas are invited to apply for FREE   compost / mulch / soil conditioner to support garden projects.

Garden Blitz!  

Find out more about how your garden organics has helped some of our local schools – Millfield Public School, Natural Steps Preschool, Maitland Tutorial Centre, Metford Public School and Singleton Heights Public School.


Working Together

This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.