The results are in and Cessnock residents get the green tick of approval!

Cessnock City Council is excited to announce the first month of the Garden Organics kerbside collection service has been an overwhelming success.

Cessnock City Council is excited to announce the first month of the Garden Organics kerbside collection service has been an overwhelming success.

Figures show residents of the Cessnock Local Government Area have diverted a total of 513 tonnes from landfill since the service commenced on 6 March.  

Results also show most residents are doing the right thing and putting the correct materials in the bin with Cessnock having a record low contamination rate of 0.2 percent compared to other Councils involved in the rollout.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said he is thrilled with the rollout of the service and in particular the community’s response.  

 “Congratulations to our community members for embracing this service and ensuring the right materials are being disposed of in the lime-green lidded bin”.

“I have witnessed the trucks dumping a full load after finishing a collection run and it was so positive to see almost no contamination”.  

“We are now diverting a total of 41% of our domestic waste from landfill. It is now every resident’s responsibility to participate in this new service and ensure contaminants are kept out of both the organics and recycle bins”, Cr Pynsent said.  

Contaminants could result in loads being rejected defeating the whole purpose of separate collections, meaning the waste will end up in landfill.  

Materials that can go in the Garden Organics bin include:    

  • Grass clippings
  • Prunings
  • Weeds
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Plants
  • Palm fronds
  • Bark
  • Sticks and branches 
  • Untreated timber              

Residents with any questions or that want to check your next collection date visit http://www.yourorganicsbin.com.au/.   


 4/10/2017