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Weekly rubbish collection

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When is my rubbish collected?

Your rubbish bins are emptied on the same day each week, even on public holidays such as Christmas Day.

You can enter your address to: check your next collection day

or view our 2018 waste calendar.

Reduce your waste

You have two size options for your rubbish bins:

  • 120 litre
  • 80 litre

A $54 discount applies to the 80 litre bin, and it is perfect for waste wise households, singles, couples or small families.

Contact us on 1300 88 22 33 to change the size of your garbage bin.

To ensure items can be processed efficiently, please be aware of what goes in your bin.

We accept:

  • rubbish, nappies, ceramics, meat & food scraps (bagged or wrapped)
  • window glass, mirrors, Pyrex & light globes (must be securely wrapped for safety)
  • non-recyclable plastics such as plastic bags or polystyrene (bagged or wrapped)

Please ensure your garbage is wrapped securely and that you do not overfill your bin (the lid must close completely). Unsecured waste can blow into drains and into our waterways.

Secure your waste

Loose waste can stick to the walls of your bin and spill when tipped. Here are some ways to reduce your use of plastic garbage bags and safely secure your household waste:

  • Reuse plastic packaging such as bread bags, frozen fruit and vegetable bags, and rice and pasta packaging.
  • Reuse paper bags, boxes and newspaper to wrap waste.
  • Use compostable and biodegradable bag alternatives.

We do not accept: 

  • batteries 
  • recyclables
  • hot ashes
  • chemicals
  • garden organics
  • syringes
  • liquids
  • wood
  • unwrapped vacuum dust or polystyrene beads 
  • building renovation material
  • bricks, soil or rubble.

Your bins need to be:

  • on the kerb by 6am on the day of collection, or ideally the night before
  • removed within one day of collection. 

Your weekly garbage will still be collected on a public holiday, even Christmas Day!

Placement of your bin

Garbage trucks have a mechanical lifting arm, so bins need to be positioned to ensure the mechanical arm can reach and lift.

Please place your bins:

  • near the kerb or roadside with the wheels nearest to the house or property
  • 30cm (about 1 foot) away from additional bins to allow space for the mechanical arm to access each bin
  • at least 1m away from trees or light poles, this space is needed for safety reasons
  • away from parked cars
  • outside the truck turning zone – this applies to dead end streets, courts, etc 

Where special bin placement instructions apply, please continue to obey these instructions. 

You can request additional garbage, recycling or garden organics bins, or second full suite of bins.  Conditions apply, so please contact Council on 1300 88 22 33 to check if you’re eligible.

See fees and charges

Some multi-dwelling developments have a 'share' system for their recycling and garden organics bins due to storage and bin placement issues. This is determined on an individual basis by our Waste Management Unit.

19/05/2017
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