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 fortnightly, on the alternate week to your yellow-lid recycling bin. 

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

Remember Garden Organics Only. If it grows in your garden in can go in your garden organics bin – 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 and now available from ANL- Styles Rd Weston. Take a look at the videos below for the full story.

Compost Give Away Events 2022

Cessnock, Maitland and Singleton Councils hold regular compost bag give-away events for residents to sample the final product. Then it’s easy to understand why it’s so important to use the bins correctly. Next events will be held at:

         Tuesday 19th April 2 – 3.30  pm Cellar Door Way Branxton / North Rothbury (in front of Huntlee Shopping Centre

Thursday 21st April 10.30 – 12.30 pm Kurri Kurri

Saturday 30th April   10 – 12.00 pm The Basin 

Garden Blitz

Find out more about how your garden organics is working in your local community.


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.