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Waste, Recycling and Organics - Bins

Whether you live in a traditional, free-standing house or townhouse, or in a larger apartment building, Council seeks to ensure all residents have access to household waste and recycling services.

Learn more about your household waste and recycling service by downloading your collection calendar and guide here:

Kerbside Waste & Recycling Calendar and Guide (7889 kb)

If you live in a flat or apartment with larger (4 wheeled) shared bins, your service differs from the traditional 3 bin service in a number of ways. See the 'Your waste and recycling service - apartments and units' section below for more information.

3 Bin Kerbside System - Bins

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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.

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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.

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

The waste and recycling booklet (delivered to households annually) also includes information on when/how to
present your bins for collection:

Kerbside Waste & Recycling Calendar and Guide (7889 kb)

 

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Bin placement at the kerb

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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 (See Sections 3-6 for more information);
  • 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

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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Your waste and recycling service – apartments and units

Whether you live in a traditional, free-standing house or townhouse, or in a larger apartment building, Council seeks to ensure all residents have access to household waste and recycling services.

Learn more about your shared (bulk bin) household waste and recycling service by downloading your waste and recycling guide here:

Your waste and recycling service - for residents of flats and apartments (597 kb)

Not all flats and apartments use shared bins. If your complex uses the traditional 3 bin service, read the 3 bin service information.  

What goes in each bin?

Bin contents are the same for flats and units as for free-standing homes.

See the 'What goes in each bin' section above.

What days are my bins collected?

Your waste and recycling will be placed in shared bins, which are emptied once a week by Council’s contractors.

In most cases, you will not need to place these on the kerb for collection. This is done for you by your Strata and by Council’s contractors.

Where do I put my waste?

Depending on your development, you may be required to place your waste and recycling in the bins themselves, or in a dedicated waste room/area that has been set aside for this purpose. Alternatively, some developments have chute systems in place for you to use.

If you are unsure where to place your waste and recycling, please check your Building User Guide or Residents Welcome Pack, which should contain this information. If it doesn’t, contact your building manager.

Do’s and don’ts when sharing bins

  • Put the right things in the right bins – more information is provided in your Your waste and recycling service - for residents of flats and apartments (597 kb)
  • Keep furniture and bulky waste out of domestic waste and recycling bins – you will need to dispose of these items separately either through the Council hard waste service or by taking them to the Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre.
  • Large cardboard boxes (such as those that contain flat pack furniture and appliances) should always be flattened prior to placing them in your recycling bin. This is to ensure sufficient space is still available for others to use.
  • Keep your waste room clean and tidy to reduce odours and maintain access for other users and collection contractors
  • Report any concerns to your Building/Strata manager in the first instance

Can I still book a hard waste pick-up?

In most cases it is possible for residents in flats and apartments to use the Council hard waste service.

However, not all sites have spaces suitable for hard waste and bulky items to be safely stored and collected.

In such cases, residents will not be able to book a hard waste collection, and you will need to make separate arrangements to dispose of your waste.

You may opt to drop items off at the Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre.

Alternatively, speak with your building manager to arrange for private waste removal.

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