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.

Click on the image to go to the e-Waste & Recycling Guide 2023/2024 (file updated 20/10/2023): 

Waste & Recycling Guide 23/24

When do my Bins get collected?
Missed Bin Service
Damaged Bins / Stolen Bins
New Services / Cancelled Services / Additional Services
Collection of Mattresses or Whitegoods

Service Date Changes

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

On the weeks commencing 25 December 2023 and 1 January 2024 - put both your recycling bin and your general waste bin out the day after your usual collection day (due to the Christmas Day and New Years Day public holiday).

The following public holidays will have adjusted collection dates.

  • Good Friday, 29 March 2024: Bins will be collected on: Saturday, 30th March 2024.

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.
  • Hot ashes.
  • Sawdust.
  • Soil.
  • Building materials.
  • Batteries including in items such as toys, remotes etc.
  • Aerosols (take to the Walliston Transfer Station for free).


Recycle (Yellow Top) Bin disposal guide

  • Glass bottles and jars (clean and empty).
  • Milk and juice cartons excluding 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) and not soiled (eg. oily pizza boxes).
  • Foil – large amounts that have been combined and scrunched into a ball.

** lids bigger than the palm of your hand can be placed in the recycling bin. Smaller lids go in general waste or you can take to the Walliston Transfer Station for free.
If the lid is from a Containers for Change container, then you can take them to a collection point in a separate container/bag.

  • Polystyrene, meat trays, cups and beads.
  • Cling wrap / film.
  • Take away coffee cups.
  • Soft plastics, plastic bags or soft ‘scrunchable’ plastics.
  • Light globes, gas bottles, flares, batteries and aerosols.
  • Flares.
  • Nappies.
  • Textiles and clothing.
  • Green waste or food waste.
  • Electronic waste - this is anything that has a battery or can be plugged in to a power point.
  • Batteries – Use the Recycling Near You search to find a battery recycling point near you.
  • Aerosols (take to Walliston Transfer Station).


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. 
  • Bins need to be kept clear of overhead powerlines and obstructions such as trees, cars and poles.
  • 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.
  • Place wheels nearest to the house.

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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