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 waste collection points (GAS)

    The qualified green collection points at the Ückesdorf cemetery (Kottenforst cemetery, Am Götgesbach, 53125 Bonn) and at the Bonn-Mehlem cemetery (Im Gries 45, 53179 Bonn) are stationary collection points. They have been visually separated from the cemetery and stand on paved areas on which bulk boxes have been erected with the help of so-called "legio stones". Each GAS is supervised by a bonnorange employee who is available for advice. Citizens (private households) can deposit their loose green waste or green waste bundled with rotting cords in household quantities here all year round during opening hours.

    Opening hours:

    Monday: 08:30 to 16:00
    Tuesday: 13:30 to 18:00
    Wednesday: 13:30 to 18:00
    Thursday: 13:30 to 18:00
    Friday: 10:00 to 18:00
    Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00

    GAS are closed on Sundays, Carnival Monday, Holy Saturday, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and all legal holidays.

    What belongs to garden waste?

    Compostable vegetable (untreated) waste from the garden, such as:

    • Lawn and hedge clippings
    • Branches
    • shrubs
    • Plants
    • Leaves

    What does not belong to garden waste?

    • excavated soil (earth)
    • treated wood (construction wood, garden fences, railroad sleepers, etc.)
    • dead animals

    To note:

    • It is important that green waste (e.g. branches) must not exceed 1 meter in length and 10 centimeters in diameter.
    • In case of an infestation with the leaf-miner moth or the box tree moth, infested garden waste must be treated specially. To prevent the pest from spreading further, under no circumstances should the remains of the plants be disposed of in the green containers or your own compost heap, as the pest can continue to migrate there and/or survive.
    • Plant debris infested with leaf-miner moth or box tree moth can either be dropped off as a car trunk load at recycling centers as combustible waste free of charge, or well packaged in a regular plastic garbage bag labeled "leaf-miner moth" or "box tree moth" for residual waste collection.


    • No additional fees (fee-free) when dropping off trunk loads at the mobile and stationary green containers,
    • Small quantities: No additional fees for use of the organic waste bin and green containers,
    • Large quantities: Chargeable disposal via specialized 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 schedule of the Federal City of Bonn.

    bonnorange is continuously looking for cooperation partners for the shredding service and volunteer advisors. If you are interested, please contact us, phone: 0228 - 555 27 20.

    Additional information:

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