Blue Mountains City Council Booked Waste Services

Service Requirements

Kerbside Chipping

Before using the service, you must understand and agree to these Service Requirements and Terms and Conditions.

Note: You must have permission to prune trees more than four metres tall and/or with a branch spread of more than four metres. See ‘Tree Management and Removal’ for more information.

What Council will chip

  • Fresh material less than four weeks old
  • Branches with a minimum length of one metre (1m) and a maximum length of three metres (3m)
  • Branches with a maximum diameter, or width, of fifteen centimetres (15cm)
  • Four cubic metres of branches (4m3) in total (eg. 2 metres long x 2 metres wide x 1 metre high)

What Council will NOT chip

  • NO Logs
  • NO Small material – place grass, leaves and twigs in your compost
  • NO Root balls, vines, ferns or palm fronds – these can damage the chipper
  • NO Vegetation from, or in front of, vacant blocks, reserves or non-residential properties
  • NO Weeds, in particular weeds in flower or seed, Bamboo or Pussy Willow. For help identifying weeds, refer to Council’s weeds website or contact Council.
  • NO Mass clearing, storm damage or hazard reduction – these works must be conducted by a qualified contractor in accordance with Tree Preservation Orders

Storage and presentation

Materials must be neatly placed in front of your property, clear of paths and driveways on the day before your service date (no earlier). Keep cut ends of branches together, parallel to the street. Remove chipped materials promptly.