Planet Ark Recycling Near You - Kerbside Recycling Services in the Ballina Shire Council area


Kerbside garden and/or food services in the Ballina Shire Council area

Below is a list of Kerbside garden and/or food services provided by your council

Kerbside Garden/Organics Service

240L Bin with the Green Lid


All Residential Properties

Accepted Materials

Grass Clippings

Small Branches


Garden Prunings




Fruit Scraps

Vegetable Scraps

All Food Scraps (including meat)

Paper and Cardboard

Untreated Timber

Small Timber Offcuts

Additional Materials
  • Compostable bags
  • Food can be wrapped in newspaper
  • Soiled paper and cardboard

  • Materials Not Accepted

    Household Garbage

    Plastic Bags/Bin Liners

    Building Rubble/Materials

    Garden Equipment

    Painted, Stained or Chemically Treated Timber

    Large Tree Trunks

    Pot plant containers


  • Plastic, ‘Degradable’ or 'Biodegradable' bags
  • Treated timber
  • Soil (large amounts)
  • Nappies (even compostable) place these in your mixed waste bin

  • Organic Recycling Tips

    Store food waste in freezer until the night before pick up Wrap food waste in newspaper Line the bottom of your 240L bin with newspaper to prevent food and garden waste sticking to the bin Keep bin in a shady and well ventilated area – especially over summer Hose out your bin weekly after it’s been emptied, tipping water onto your garden Try layering your food waste then garden waste in your bin

    Replacement Recycling Container

    If you need a replacement kerbside recycling container, please contact Customer Services phone 02 6686 1287.