Waste

Branch and Christmas tree collections

Darebin residential properties can get one free branch and Christmas tree collection each year.

Your household is entitled to:

  • one free bundled branch collection per year
  • one real Christmas tree collection per year.

For branches, we allow up to eight bundles of no more than one metre long and 30 centimetres in diameter. Please tie the bundles with string or twine, not wire.

Christmas tree collections are generally available from just after Christmas through to late February. We'll let you know the dates later in the year.

How to book

You must book for both of these collections. Christmas tree bookings start mid-December, and we advise you to book early as places are limited.

To book a collection, call Customer Service on 03 8470 8888.

Can I drop off my Christmas tree?

The Darebin Resource Recovery Centre has a free drop-off service for standard-size natural Christmas trees.

You can also drop your plastic Christmas tree for $20 (our default fee for half a boot load of general waste).

We'll let you know the dates later in the year.