Waste & Recycling

Recent service changes

As part of Council’s kerbside waste and recycling reforms, from Monday 1 November 2021, rubbish bins are collected weekly and green bins (for food and garden organics) collected fortnightly

Council will also begin a trial of paper bags to collect food scraps in the new year. We are working to begin the trial as soon as we can; however, sourcing the bags is subject to procurement and supply issues that are outside of Council’s control. To register to participate in the paper bag trial, which is open to all households, please click here

For residents who have already participated in the free COVID-19 interim upsize for rubbish bins, you can continue to use the 240L bin at no charge for the time being. Council will be in touch over the course of the year to advise of further changes to this program.

The changes come after a review of the first year of the service, which considered operational data and community feedback. Thank you to everyone who participated in the review. The review report and supporting data is available at this link


Helpful links 

Find out how to dispose of any household items by searching:Which-bin-web-button-landing-page-v013.jpg
For a four-week bin schedule, type your address into:bin-button.jpg          
Find both the Bin collection schedule and Which bin function on Council's free Recycling 2.0 App. To download it to your smartphone, visit the App Store or Google Play and search 'Recycling 2.0'. For more information about the Recycling 2.0 app, click here.  STRAT02940 - FOGO Recycling - HandPhone_Asset.jpg

A four-bin kerbside service

Our four-bin system separates and re-streams household waste, leading to better recycling outcomes. The service includes:

There are a number of reference materials available to print:

Download a fact sheet, which shows what can and can’t go in each bin, here.(PDF, 4MB)

Download the Recycling 2.0 information flyer (September 2020), here.(PDF, 4MB)