Recycling and general waste bins are emptied on alternative weeks, with organic waste on a weekly rotation. The bin service is compulsory and everyone receives the suite of bins that correlate to their property type.
Urban residents receive a weekly organics (green) waste service while recycling and general waste bins are emptied on alternative weeks (fortnightly).
Rural residents have their general waste collected weekly and their recycling collected fortnightly, but do not have a green waste service.
The recycle bin service is complimentary. You can select your bin size without additional costs.
All recyclables should be rinsed, plastics and cans squashed with lids removed and the bins placed at the kerbside the night before collection. Recyclables are comingled in the one bin.
All property owners can change any bin size. Visit our page about Changing Your Bin Size.
Visit our Charges & Application Forms page to apply for new bins or to change your bin size.
Christmas and New Year's waste collection
Over the Christmas period, there will be changes to the kerbside waste collection schedule for some properties. There will be no collections on the Christmas Public Holiday. All other days, except for 25 December, will be done on their regular day. So if your bins are usually taken out on a Thursday night for a Friday collection, they won't be collected on the morning of Friday 25 December. Instead, they'll be picked up on 26 December (Boxing Day).
There are no other changes. We're not even taking a break for New Year's - so you can put your 2020 rubbish to the kerb like normal, and we'll pick it up every day. Even on 1 January 2021.
When does my bin get collected?
Use these maps to determine what area you are in - Urban A or B, Rural A or B.
Urban Waste Collection Map(PDF, 130KB)
Rural Waste Collection Map(PDF, 154KB)
You can then use these calendars to find your waste collection days, according to which area your property is in:
Urban Area A Waste Collection Calendar 2020(PDF, 348KB)
Urban Area B Waste Collection Calendar 2020(PDF, 347KB)
Rural Area A Waste Collection Calendar 2020(PDF, 381KB)
Rural Area B Waste Collection Calendar 2020(PDF, 381KB)