Green waste containers

Stationary green containers

Our stationary green waste containers are located at the two recycling centers, as well as at some cemeteries in the city area: Here you can drop off a trunk load of green waste all year round. The exact locations of our green containers are listed on the city map. Larger quantities of green waste must be disposed of by private specialist companies.

Mobile green containers

The mobile green containers can be used free of charge from March 1st to November 30th. The collections are cancelled on public holidays. The locations of the mobile green containers change in a fixed rhythm.

    Qualified green collection points (GAS)

    The qualified green collection points at Ückesdorf cemetery (Kottenforst cemetery, Am Götgesbach, 53125 Bonn), at Bonn-Mehlem cemetery (Im Gries 45, 53179 Bonn) and in the Beuel industrial estate (Broichstraße 113, 53227 Bonn) are stationary collection points. They are located on paved areas, on which rubbish bins are erected with the help of so-called Legio bricks. Each GAS is supervised by a member of staff who is on hand to advise you. Citizens (private households) can deposit their loose green waste or green waste bundled with rotting string in normal household quantities here all year round during opening hours. Tenants who do not have access to an organic waste garbage can at their place of residence can dispose of organic waste in the green garbage cans set up here.

    Opening hours:

    Monday to Saturday: 10:30 to 18:00

    The qualified green waste collection points are closed on Sundays, Shrove Monday, Holy Saturday, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and all public holidays.

    What is garden waste?

    • Compostable (untreated) plant waste from the garden, such as
    • Lawn and hedge cuttings
    • branches
    • shrubs
    • plants
    • leaves

    What does not belong to garden waste?

    • Excavated soil (earth)
    • Treated wood (construction timber, garden fences, railroad sleepers, etc.)
    • dead animals

    Please note:

    • It is important that the green waste (e.g. branches) must not exceed a length of 1 meter and a diameter of 10 centimeters.
    • In the event of an infestation with the leaf miner or box tree moth, infested garden waste must be specially treated. To prevent the pest from spreading further, the remains of the plants must never be disposed of in green waste containers or your own compost heap, as the pest can migrate and/or survive there.
    • Plant remains infested with leaf miner or box tree borer can either be handed in free of charge as a car trunk load at the recycling centers as combustible waste, or well packaged in a normal plastic garbage bag labeled "leaf miner" or "box tree borer" for residual waste collection.


    • No additional charges (free of charge) when dropping off trunk loads at the mobile and stationary green containers,
    • Small quantities: No additional charges for using the organic waste garbage can and green containers,
    • Large quantities: Chargeable disposal via specialist companies.
    • Property owners who compost organic waste themselves on their property and do not use the organic waste bin can apply for a fee reduction in accordance with the fee tariff of the City of Bonn's fee schedule.

    Additional information:

    • The box tree moth is a species of moth from Asia that has spread here over the last ten years. It primarily damages boxwood stands. If infested plant remains are to be disposed of, the Plant Protection Office recommends thermal disposal, as the pests survive composting and/or continue to migrate. Similar to the leaf miner, the plants should be incinerated with the residual waste.
    • We take the green waste to a composting plant in the Rhein-Sieg district. The treatment and recycling processes produce high-quality fertilizer and humus.