Garbage Collection

Garbage Collection


Council provides a weekly collection of household waste to all residential properties.

Residents have the choice of an 80L or 140L bin for garbage. You will receive a $16 refund on your rates if you choose to have an 80L garbage bin.

As of 1 July 2012 Council will be updating the colour of our garbage bins. New garbage bins will now be dark green with a red lid, older bins will be light green with a light green lid.

Waste Services Calendar

Council’s waste services calendar helps to remind you when to put your recycling bin out and what other waste services Council provides. If you missed out on your calendar this year you can download a calendar here or call our Customer Service officers to have one sent out to you.

Find your bin day

Want to know your bin day or when your recycling will be collected? Have a look at our new section 'know my bin day'

Note: Waste collection services do not operate on ANZAC Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If your waste collection day falls on these days, your bin will be collected on the following day.

What items can I put in my Garbage Bin?

  • Plastic bags, soft plastic packets and wrappers
Plastic Bags - Foil Wrappers


  • Old clothing, shoes and linen
    (that cannot be donated to a charity store)
Clothing Shoes - Linen


  • Broken crockery, window glass, mirrors and
    light globes
Crockery Windows Glass Mirrors Light-Globes


  • Nappies


  • General household rubbish, including food scraps
General Household Rubbish


  • Polystyrene and foam
Polystyrene Foam


  • Broken toys
Broken Toys

Bin Placement for Collection Day

Bin placement for Collection Day

Bins should be placed with the wheels facing away from the road within one metre of the kerb.

Please allow at least one metre between your bin and any other objects: for example parked cars, light poles, trees and other bins.

If you live in a court, please do not place bins at  the end of the court. Our drivers will place yellow dots in the correct area to place your bin for safe collection by our trucks. If you have any questions or need assitance with bin placement please contact our Customer Service team on 9205 2200.

I would like to change the size of my Bin. I need a Smaller Bin.

A $16 refund on your Rates is available to households that down size their garbage bin to an 80L bin. To change the size of you bin please complete a Waste Services Request Form.doc.

I would like to change the size of my Bin. I need a Bigger Bin.

Council does not offer larger garbage bins. If you are a large family (5 or more people) you may be able to upgrade your RECYCLING bin size for free. Residents with a medical condition that requires additional bin space may be entitled to an additional garbage or recycling bin for free upon proof of condition from your doctor. For further information on how to obtain apply for a large family concession and whether you are eligible for the free upgrade please contact us on 9205 2200.

Additional bins be provided subject to the following additional annual charges:


Bin Type


2013/14 Annual Upgrade Charge

Additional bins (residential)


Extra 80L bin


Extra 140L bin


Additional bins -(commercial)


Extra 140 litre

$128.00 including GST*

How do I arrange an Extra Bin ?

To request an additional bin, complete the Waste Service Request Form.doc and return it to us via, fax or drop it into one of our Customer Service Centres.

If you would prefer the Waste Service Request form to be mailed to you call us on 9205 2200.

What do I do if my bin is stolen or damaged?

To report a damaged bin, call us on 9205 2200. Council will replace or repair your bin if it is damaged. 

If your bin has been stolen you will need to complete a Statutory Declaration and return it to Council so we can arrange a new bin. Statutory Declarations need to be signed by one of the following people: Justice of the Peace, Pharmacist, Police officer, Court registrar, Bank manager, Medical practitioner or Dentist.


Updated : 2:13 PM, 24 July 2014

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