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 before placing bundled tree prunings out on the nature strip.
Bookings close each Monday at 4pm, with collections in the same week.
All conditions are fully explained when you book the service. Please book a collection first then place the bundled tree prunings on the nature strip for collection.
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.
Bookings can also be made by phoning 1300 653 356.
On-call tree prunings collection
- 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 need to remove the non-collected items and book a new collection.
Bookings can also be made by phoning 1300 653 356. Bookings for each week close at 4pm on Mondays, with collections in the same week.
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 food and 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 making compost that can go on your garden. Free worm farming and composting workshops are available throughout the year for Kingston residents. Find out more about Kingston's Waste Education.