Organic Green Waste
Our Organic (Green Waste) Service is an optional, user pays service, collected on the alternate week to your recycling bin (fortnightly).
You may choose a 140L or 240L organics bin to suit your needs. We are currently updating our bin colours. New organics bins will now be dark green with a bright green lid. Older bins will be maroon with a maroon lid.
How do I arrange an Organics Bin?
If you own the property complete the Waste Services Request Form.pdf (46.41 kb) to arrange an organics bin service.
If you are currently renting in Hume and would like an organics bin, your property owner is responsible for applying for an organics service. If you are interested in obtaining an organics bin please contact your property owner.
What are the costs of an Organics Bin?
The current charges for Hume's organics service are:
2012/13 Annual Cost
What can I put in my Organics Bin?
Only the following items can be placed in your organics bin:
To recycle your organic waste at home visit our page about composting and worm farms.
The following materials are NOT acceptable in organics bins:
- Plant pots
- Wire and string
- Plastic bags
- Large tree branches
- Garbage and meat scraps.
Find your bin day
Want to know your bin day or when your organics will be collected? Check out the 'know my bin day' section of the website.
Alternatively, Council's Waste Services Calendar provides information about your collection schedule and other waste disposal services.
Note: Waste collection services do not operate on ANZAC Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If your waste collection day falls on these days, your bin will be collected on the following day.
Free Tree Mulching
For larger branches, Council conducts six mulching days throughout the year. For further information on these days please visit and our tree mulching page.
What do I do if my bin is stolen or damaged?
To report a damaged bin, call us on 9205 2200. Council will replace or repair your bin if it is damaged.
If your bin has been stolen you will need to complete a Statutory Declaration and return it to Council so we can arrange a new bin. Statutory Declarations need to be signed by one of the following people: Justice of the Peace, Pharmacist, Police officer, Court registrar, Bank manager, Medical practitioner or Dentist.