Leaf Collection

Leaf Collection

Over half of Ballarat's street trees are deciduous. Making the collection of leaves a significant task during Autumn and Winter. Our staff collect leaf litter on a street by street basis as well as responding to individual enquires.

Dos and Don'ts


  • Sweep leaves from gutters and footpaths into small piles and place them on the kerbside.
    Submit a leaf collection request using the Online Form or call our Customer Service team on 5320 5500.
  • Compost and mulch the leaves from your property.
  • If you have a lot of plane tree leaves, go over them with a mower with a catcher attached to create mulch as these leaves do not compost well.
  • Leaves can be taken to the Transfer Station.


  • Put leaves in the general waste bin
  • Burn leaves, you could receive a $500 fine

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