Picture of green waste presented on verge

The City provides two green waste collections per calendar year. 

Green waste we collect:

Tree branches and shrub prunings

  • Maximum length 1.5 metres (5 feet)
  • Maximum diameter 150mm (6 inches)
  • Place cut ends towards the street

Lawn clippings, leaves and cuttings

  • Pile these with tree branches, please do not place in boxes or bags

Alternatively lawn clippings, leaves and smaller cuttings are ideal for composting or can be placed in your general waste bin (not recycling bin) for disposal.

Green waste verge collection infographic

Items we do not collect:

  • Treated wood or sawn timber
  • General household rubbish or junk
  • Boxes
  • Green waste placed in boxes, plastic bags, chaff or hessian sacks
  • Green waste contaminated with rubbish, wire or plastic
  • Branches/limbs longer than 1.5 m (five feet)
  • Tree trunks, stumps or limbs larger than 150 mm (six inches) in diameter
  • Garden chemicals or gardening products such as pots, soils and reticulation
  • Artificial lawn
  • More than 6 cubic metres of green waste

Green Waste Collection Dates 2021

To find out your verge collection zone enter your address at the bottom of the page. 

ZONE AUTUMN COLLECTION START SPRING COLLECTION START
1 3 May 2021 11 October 2021
2 27 April 2021 4 October 2021
3 19 April 2021 28 September 2021
4 8 June 2021 18 October 2021
5 14 June 2021 25 October 2021
6 22 March 2021 6 September 2021
7 29 March 2021 31 August 2020
8 12 April 2021 20 September 2021
9 21 June 2021 1 November 2021
10 28 June 2021 8 November 2021
11 28 June 2021 15 November 2021
12 15 March 2021 30 August 2021
13 15 March 2021 30 August 2021

Please Note: The dates in this table are subject to change, keep checking closer to your collection date for any updates. 

Collection dates will be provided in the Waste and Recycling Guide 2021 delivered to all households in mid January 2021.

Guidelines to ensure waste is collected

  • Have green waste out before your scheduled start date for your area. The contractor will only check the verge once and starts at 7am.
  • If you are sharing a verge with a neighbour, notify the City before your collection starts.
  • Place waste on the verge one metre (1m) back from the kerb, taking care not to obstruct footpaths, bus shelters, line of sight or create a safety hazard.
  • Place items clear of vehicles, trees, water meters, fences, letterboxes, reticulation and sprinklers to allow collection without causing damage.
  • Make sure there is no more than 6 cubic metres of green waste.
  • Excess waste will not be collected (waste over the size limit or volume limit).
  • Green waste can be placed out two weeks prior, however is best placed on the verge the weekend prior to your start date.

Arrange an alternative collection location

If you have no verge or live in a battleaxe block, unit, rear collection (laneway) or hills site and are the owner, complete the Nomination for alternative collection location form and send to Waste Services at info@armadale.wa.gov.au

Look up Your Verge Collection Zone

Look up your verge collection zone by starting to enter your house number and street name and wait for a drop down box to appear and select your address.

Handy hint: keep track of your recycling fortnight (Area) by marking this on your recycling calendar.

A recycling calendar is included with the annual rates notice. If you have not received a hard copy of the recycling calendar and would like one, you can collect these from the Administration Building or one of the City’s libraries. If you are unable to collect a recycling calendar, contact Waste Services on 9394 5124.

What if my bin(s) have not been collected?

If you think that your bin has not been emptied please check your bin first as there are trucks that leave the lids closed once emptied. If there is waste in the bin then contact Waste Services on 9394 5124.

Make sure your bins are out by 6am to make sure they are emptied on your bin day.

Page Last Reviewed 24 December 2020