Waste and Bin Collection

Knowing how to use your kerbside collection bins means that your rubbish is disposed of safely, easily and with limited impact on the environment. 

Following the Dos and Don'ts below helps Council to provide a safe and efficient service. Within the waste collection area, Council provides a dual bin (two-bin) system with general waste (red or green lid) serviced weekly and recycling bins (yellow-lid) serviced fortnightly. Bin collection occurs on all weekdays including public holidays.

For more information on recycling or using your kerbside household bins visit Recycle Right!

Ensure you put your bins on the kerb prior to 6am on your collection day.

Use our helpful lookup tool to find when your collection day is.

Find your collection day

Use the handy look-up function to find your red or green-lid general waste and your yellow-lid recycling bin collection weeks. Or, refer to Page 2 of the below Waste and Recycling Collection Calendar. This will be updated in July, 2023. 

Download Waste Collection Calendar

A list of Waste and Resource Recovery Facilites and accepted waste materials are also included in the guide.

Let's take a closer look at kerbside bins!

  • Do you know what goes in your bins?

    Use your red or green lid general waste bin for household waste - items like food scraps, soft plastics, nappies, broken crockery and glassware, polystyrene, rags and textiles, and small amounts of garden waste belong in this bin.

    Items like clean paper and cardboard, glass bottles and jars, cans and aluminium foil and hard plastics (containers, packaging) belong in your yellow-lid recycling bin.

  • Distance your bins!

    Place bins within 1.5 metres of the road edge and at least 50cm apart, ensuring that your bins are clear of parked vehicles, trees, driveways, footpaths, and other obstructions.

  • When do I bag my waste?

    Mixed waste that belongs in your red-lid general waste bin can be loosely bagged before it is disposed of to stop it from moving around and soiling the bin.

    Do not bag your recyclable items - they can be disposed of loosely in the yellow-lid recycling bin.

  • Don't overfill your bins

    Bin lids must be able to fully close. Overfull or overweight bins cannot be emptied as they cannot be safely lifted into the waste truck (and can cause damage to the truck if attempted).

Don't bin it

Please do not put these items in your kerbside collection bins:

Ruler small  Items longer than 50cm Arrow small Break them up or take them to a Waste and Resource Recovery facility.
Leaves small Only very small amounts of green waste, including garden trimmings and tree stumps can be disposed of in the red-lid general waste bin. Larger quanities are not accepted. Arrow small Take to a Waste and Resource Recovery facility. 
Construction small Construction/industrial and demolition waste Arrow small Take to Waste and Resource Recovery facility.
Scrap metal small Scrap metal Arrow small Take to Waste and Resource Recovery facility.
Hazardous materials small Hazardous materials - batteries, chemicals, explosives etc. Arrow small Take to Waste and Resource Recovery facility or specialist service.

If you are still unsure whether something can be disposed of in your kerbside collection, call Council on 5540 5111.