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Garden Organics Collection

Garden Organics Service


Find out your pick up day, full details of the service and all updates are on the Your Organics Bin website.

The garden organics service is a fortnightly kerbside collection in a new dedicated lime-green lidded bin. The collection occurs on the opposite week to your recycling service.

The service further reduces the volume of waste going to landfill and is expected to divert over 7,500 tonnes per year (on average 30% of current waste bin contents). The collection accepts grass clippings, pruning’s, weeds, leaves, fronds, branches, stumps, roots, root balls, trunks and untreated timber.


This is the third component of Council's Kerbside Waste Service which was identified as a high priority in the current Waste Management Strategy 2014 -19.

 Composting and Worm Farming

Did you know that the average garbage bin in the Cessnock Local Government Area contains 54% garden and food waste?

When garden and food waste is landfilled it produces methane - a serious greenhouse gas. But, you can make use of this resource at home by processing it in a worm farm or compost bin, turning it into a rich natural fertilizer and mulch.

To assist residents to utilise this resouce Council is offering half price compost bins and worm farms.

To get your $35 compost bin or worm farm:

Complete the application form and bring it with proof of residence to Council Administration Building (Vincent St, Cessnock) weekdays between 9am and 4.30pm.


  • Only 1 half price worm farm or compost bin (as displayed below) per residential property is available under this program. 
  • The dimensions of the compost bins are 79cm high by 91cm diameter and may not fit in all vehicles.
  • Worms not included with worm farms. Worms can be purchased from some hardware stores or harvested from your own yard using a cut pumpkin in a damp area.

400L Compost bin with aerator             $35 (RRP $66.50)


Worm farm with blanket                      $35 (RRP $$63.80)


Program Terms and Conditions:

Are contained on the back of the application form.