How to use your rubbish bin
As part of Council’s kerbside recycling and waste reforms, from Monday, 1 November 2021, your dark-green (or red lid) bin will be collected weekly.
All electronic waste, CDs, light globes and printer cartridges need to be separated from your rubbish bin and taken to various locations. See other options for household waste for more details.
Food and garden waste should be placed in your green bin (for food and garden organics, with the light green lid) instead. See Food waste for tips on how to manage odour and mess when collecting food waste at the kitchen and kerbside.
In future, to make a clearer distinction between the two green-lidded bins used in the new service, Council will continue to replace dark-green rubbish bin lids with red lids.
Items accepted in your rubbish bin:
(To search a full list of items and find which bin it goes in, click here.)
Lids from jars, bottles and containers
Nappies and absorbent sanitary products
Plastic packaging (Codes 3-4 & 6-7)
Pens and pencils
Icy pole sticks
Ice cream containers (Codes 3-4 & 6-7)
Juice and milk cartons
UHT and long-life cartons
Used serviettes and paper towels
Sanitary products and nappies
Vacuum cleaner bags
Takeaway coffee cups
Wrappers, muesli bars, ice creams
Stickers and sticky tape
Do you need to dispose of something that can't go in your bin?
Take a look at our Hard waste collection service or Other options for household waste page.
If your bin has not been emptied, please contact Council asap on 9932 1000, as this is the quickest way to arrange a recollection. Alternatively you may complete the Missed collection online form, however, this may take longer to process.
Council’s waste collection contractors and disposal facilities are closed on the following days only:
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
On these days, regular collections will resume the following day and continue until all affected areas have been collected. Please leave your bin/s out until your bin/s have been emptied.
All other listed public holidays do not affect waste collection services.
Lost, damaged and stolen bins
Council will replace or repair your recycling bin if it has undergone normal wear and tear, or if it has been stolen. A statutory declaration may be required.
If you have lost your bin or it's has been stolen or damaged, please contact Council on 9932 1000 or Report a damaged or missing bin.