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Waste, Recycling and Organics - Bins

Council staff have commenced preliminary investigations into the performance of our 3 bin kerbside waste system, and potential ways it can be improved after the current contract expires in mid-2021. We are currently consulting our community to get feedback and suggestions before making any changes to the existing system. Have your say here.

Our current focus is on reducing the City’s overall waste to landfill, and ensuring that green organics bins are used to dispose of food waste. Visit the Food Waste Recycling page for more information on how you can recycle your food scraps.

3 Bin Kerbside System - Bins

What goes in each bin?

What goes in each bin?

Click the bins to find out more.

Blue Lid Bin is for general household waste. Yellow Recycling Bin is for paper, cardboard, glass bottles etc. Green Lid Bin is for prunings, cuttings, lawn clippings etc.

What days are my bins collected?

What days are my bins collected?

Download our My Local Services app for your phone and always know which bin to put out and when. This feature also provides ‘push notifications’ as a reminder to put your bin out.

Collection Calendar - Week A (3887 kb)

Collection Calendar - Week B (3886 kb)

Or you can enter your address in our "Address Search" on our Map to find out about your collection day.

Bin placement at the kerb

Bin placement at the kerb

To ensure your bins are emptied on your scheduled collection day, you need to:

  • Put the bins out by 6.00am on the day of pick up and bring them back in within 24 hours of collection;
  • Face each bin in the right direction - wheels towards the house;
  • Keep a minimum of 30cm clear around each bin;
  • Place them where they will not unreasonably impede pedestrians and road users;
  • Place the right material in the right bin;
  • Be sure your waste is not packed too tightly;
  • Don't overfill your bin (max. weight 75 kg) and make sure the bin lid is closed.

Correct bin placement

Bin Issues - Contact Information

Bin Issues - Contact Information

Please contact Customer Contact on 8408 1111 for:

  • Theft of bins;
  • New or replacement bins.

Please contact the Waste Hotline 8295 5077 for:

  • Collection enquiries - including missed collections;
  • Damage to bins;
  • Conduct and courtesy of vehicle drivers;
  • Any other waste related enquiries.
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