Your bin may be at capacity even though it doesn't look full. Your bin should be fairly easy to move to the kerb for collection.
Otherwise – it’s too heavy!
Ensuring the neighbourhood around your business is neat and tidy encourages customers and improves the aesthetics of your area.
You can help by:
Did you know that illegal dumping, leaving rubbish beside your bins, cleaning your bins into storm water drains, and placing commercial waste into a bin that’s not yours, can result in on-the-spot fines up to $2000 for individuals and $4000 for corporations? If you need more information on how to get rid of rubbish, please contact Customer Service on 9952 8222. Further information on commercial waste can be found here.
Council recycles over 9300 tonnes of waste, and separates over 7000 tonnes from the garden organic bins each year. We can only do this if your bins are used correctly. If contamination is found in the bin it may not be collected. If the contaminated material is emptied into the truck, the entire load could be rejected from processing and it could all end up in landfill. To help Council increase recycling rates, and to prevent your bins being rejected for collection, please follow the table below when disposing of unwanted items.
Recyclables, chemicals, paints, bulky items, garden organics, building materials, car batteries, batteries, TVs and computers, large household items, light bulbs
Cardboard and paper, glass jars and bottles, plastic bottles and containers, steel and aluminium cans
Plastic bags and plastic packaging, packets and wrappers, polystyrene, clothes and shoes, food scraps, electronic items, household items, wood, batteries, paper towels and tissues
Paper and cardboard
Paper and cardboard only
Paper towels and tissues
Branches (not over 8cm in diameter), pruning’s and weeds bark and leaves, grass clippings, flowers
Plastic bags, food scraps, garden pots, soil, hoses, building materials, animal waste, tree trunks (over 8cm diameter)
Hazardous waste, dangerous goods, liquid waste