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Tree Prunings Collection

On-Call Tree Prunings Collection

City of Kingston's on-call tree prunings collection service is free and can be used more than once. To use this service, a booking needs to be made with Council prior to placing the items out on the nature strip.

Bookings close each week at 4pm on a Monday, with collections occurring the same week - please note due to the popularity during the holiday period, this service may experience delays. Please enter your mobile number upon booking to receive updates via SMS.

All conditions are fully explained when you book the service. Residents are reminded to place tree prunings out on the nature strip after booking the collection. 


Free Christmas tree collection

We offer a free Christmas tree collection service for residents in January. Simply book in the service and place your unwanted Christmas tree on your nature strip for collection.

Book a Christmas tree collection online or call 1300 653 356. Bookings for each week close at 4pm on Mondays, with collection arranged for the same week - please note due to the popularity during the holiday period, this service may experience delays.



Book online or over the phone

Book a free tree prunings collection online or phone our Customer Service team on 1300 653 356.



On-call tree prunings collection conditions

  • All material must be bundled and tied with string or twine (rope, wire, plastic or stockings are not acceptable)
  • Tied bundles must not exceed 30cm in diameter
  • Maximum of 20 tied bundles
  • Total amount of branches should not exceed 2 cubic metres
  • Branches must be no longer than 1.5 metres
  • Tree stumps are not accepted 

If you place material out for collection that does not meet these conditions it will not be collected. You will then need to rectify the problem and book a new collection.



Tree prunings that will not be collected

  • Ivy, bamboo, creepers, yucca plants, palm trees, cordyline plants, rose bushes, grass cuttings, loose leaves or other soft or thorny plants
  • Boxes or bags of green waste
  • Wire or nail contaminated branches
  • Timber stumps and roots
  • Soil contaminated materials

These items can be taken to the following facilities, please note charges may apply and its best to call beforehand.

Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre
144 Talinga Road
Cheltenham VIC 3192
Phone: 9585 4385
Open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm

Kingston Waste Transfer Station
24-30 Fonceca Street, Mordialloc  
Phone: 9580 4842 
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 8am-12pm 



Other options for disposing of excess garden waste

  • Council's kerbside garden waste collection service, which is collected fortnightly, can help with managing excess garden waste. Find out more about Bins and Collections.

  • Home composting is a great way to dispose of excess garden waste whilst creating a resource that can go back on to your garden. Free worm farming and composting workshops are available throughout the year for Kingston residents. Find out more about Waste Education.