Cessnock, Maitland, and Singleton Council provide residents with a fortnightly garden organics collection service.
Your garden organics bin has a lime green lid and is collected on the opposite week to your yellow-lid recycling bin. An additional bin is available by contacting your local council.
If it grows in your garden it can go in your garden organics bin.
The collected organics are processed into commercial grade compost by ANL and are used by farmers, home gardeners, schools and local sport fields.
To protect the quality of the final product, the Solo collection trucks are equipped with cameras that detect and record any incorrect material in the bin.
If you do not have an approved organics bin, or your bin has not been serviced, click here.
Need some help with your organics bin and can’t find the answer here? Send your question and our Education officer will let you know the answer. Response time is generally within 48 hours. The Solo Education Officer is also available for community and school presentations on request.