Main Content Anchor

General Waste Collection

Each residence is provided with one 140 litre red lid garbage bin emptied weekly. Additional bins are available (extra charge applies), see the Residential Bins section for more information.

  • Only Council issued bins will be emptied
  • Excess garbage in bags or cartons will not be collected
  • Bins overflowing, weighing greater than 70kg and/or containing unacceptable material will not be emptied.

Council will collect:

Plastic bag with rubbish
Accepted ItemsBagged garbage

Accepted ItemsFood scraps

Accepted ItemsNappies

Accepted ItemsPlastic bags

Accepted ItemsPlastic packaging

Accepted ItemsPolystyrene and packing material

Accepted ItemsFoam meat trays
Accepted ItemsTissues and paper towels

Accepted ItemsSmall broken household items

Accepted ItemsAnimal waste and kitty litter


Council will NOT collect:

Not Accepted ItemsHazardous waste such as chemicals, paint, motor oil, car batteries or gas bottles—take these to a Household Chemical CleanOut drop-off event.

Not Accepted ItemsTelevisions or computer equipment — book a free kerbside Television and Computer Collection service.

Not Accepted ItemsProblem waste such as batteries, light bulbs, ink cartridges and mobile phones —take these to a Problem Waste Drop-off Station.

Not Accepted ItemsBuilding and construction materials — take to your nearest Resource Recovery Centre (fees may apply).

Not Accepted ItemsDirt, rocks or soil — take to your nearest Resource Recovery Centre (fees may apply).

Large household items

Not Accepted ItemsLarge household items — rehome through a free collection from The Bower or Second Hand Garage Sale, or book a free Pre-Booked Household CleanUp Collection.

Not Accepted ItemsSyringes or needles— pick up a free medical sharps container and take to a pharmacy participating  in our Medical Waste Service.

Not Accepted ItemsMedicines — Take expired and unwanted medicines to your local pharmacy for safe disposal as part of the Return Unwanted Medicine Project.

Not Accepted ItemsRecyclable items — put these in your yellow lidded Recycling bin.

Not Accepted ItemsGarden organics — put these in your green lidded Garden Organics bin.

Visit our A to Z Guide of Waste and Recycling for more disposal options.

Last updated on 1 May 2020