Bins & Collections

Find more about your household rubbish collection.

Each household is provided with:  

  • Weekly:  (Green Lid Bin) General Waste – 1 x 240 litre (lt) Mobile Garbage Bin (MGB)
  • Fortnightly: (Yellow Lid Bin) Recycling – 1 x 240lt MGB
  • Skip bins

Residents are to place their Bin(s) out on the verge for collection before 6am on their bin service day.
Weight Limit: Bins are not to exceed 70kg.

Download current Waste & Recycling Guide

When do my Bins get collected?
Damaged Bins / Stolen Bins
New Services / Cancelled Services / Additional Services
Mattresses and Whitegoods

Service Date Changes

Additional Recycling Collections are provided over the Christmas and New Year period for all residents.

Recycling bins are to be presented by residents of both Area 1 and Area 2 the week commencing Monday 26 December 2022 and the week commencing 2 January 2023. Fortnightly recycling collections will then resume as per the calendar. There will be no change to weekly general waste collections during this period.

The following public holidays will have adjusted collection dates.

  • Good Friday, 7 April 2023: Bins will be collected on: Saturday, 8 April 2023

Bin Disposal Guide

General Waste (Green Top) Bin disposal guide

  • polystyrene
  • nappies
  • plastic bags
  • old household items
  • light globes
  • garden waste (trimmings, leaves, and lawn clippings)
  • ceramics, broken glass or mirrors
  • food scraps
  • general household waste
  • car parts or car batteries
  • chemical waste, paint or motor oil
  • liquids
  • medicines
  • host ashes
  • sawdust
  • soil
  • building materials


Recycle (Yellow Top) Bin disposal guide

  • Glass bottles and jars (clean and empty)
  • Milk and juice cartons excl. silver lined such as long life milk cartons (clean and empty)
  • Newspapers, paper and magazines
  • Steel and aluminium cans (clean and empty)
  • Plastic bottles and containers (remove lids)
  • Paper (not shredded)
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened)
  • Foil – large amounts that have been combined and scrunched into a ball
  • Polystyrene, meat trays, cups and beads
  • Cling wrap / film
  • Take away coffee cups
  • Soft plastics, plastic bags or soft ‘scrunchable’ plastics – these can be taken to a REDcycle drop-off point for recycling. 
    Find a REDcycle drop-off point near you.
  • Light globes, gas bottles, flares, batteries and aerosols
  • flares
  • Nappies
  • Textiles and clothing
  • Green waste or food waste
  • Electronic waste
  • batteries – Use the Recycling Near You search to find a battery recycling point near you


Location of receptacles (bins)

When placing bins, owner or occupiers of the premises should:

  • Ensure the lid of the bin is able to remain shut (ie. the bin is not overflowing)
  • Place the receptacle within one (1) metre of the edge of the carriageway adjacent to the premises, but so that it does not obstruct a foot path cycleway or other carriageways.
  • Only place the bin receptacle on the kerb for a reasonable period before and after collection time.
  • Ensure the bin receptacle is located on the owner/occupier’s premises and not visible from a street or public place.

Figure 1. Placement of household rubbish bins on kerb.

This image shows the placement of household rubbish bins on kerb as explained in the list section above.


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