Organic (Green) Waste Collection

Benalla Rural City’s urban residents receive an organic waste service, and rural residents have the option of larger recycling bins.

Households have been provided with kitchen caddies and compostable bags to help them manage their organic waste. The organics service and the larger 360-litre recycling bins are designed to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Organics collection reduces the amount of general waste collection, providing a cost saving for the community. It also decreases the amount of organic waste buried in general waste which releases methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. 

Find out what can go in your green bin by visiting our page on how to sort your waste correctly - Be a Good Sort (Rules for Waste Collection)


FREE Green Waste Weekends

On the last weekend in May and October each year, you can dispose of your green waste for free.

Residents can bring one load of green waste (up to 300kg) and dispose of it for free at the Benalla Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre, on the last weekend in May and October between midday and 3.45pm each year. 

To access this free green waste disposal service, we ask that you make a trip with just organic (green) waste. If you arrive with a mix of green waste and other waste, it can be challenging and time consuming to separate the load to decide which materials are free. 

We only accept timber that is raw and in its natural form. This means any machined timber cannot be accepted as green waste for free disposal. Stumps need to be less than 400mm in diameter and 1000mm (1m) in length. 

Please note, the weekend is just for domestic customers. Only sedans, utes or trailers (up to dual wheel tandem) will be accepted. Trucks and tippers are considered commercial quantities, so are not eligible to dispose of green waste for free.