Domestic Waste Collection


To ensure that your bin is collected on the scheduled collection day, please note the following:

  • Bins should be placed near the kerb or roadside, facing the road and placed no less than 1 metre apart.
  • Bins should be placed out for collection the night before your collection day. Late bins will not be collected.
  • Do not overfill or compact your bins as they may not be collected (Council’s contractor will not return for bins that weren't completely emptied because they were tightly compacted).

Further information about our bin collection service including what should and shouldn’t be placed in your garbage and recycling bins can be found in our Waste Collection Conditions of Supply and Service(PDF, 48KB).

Non optional services (Garbage and Recycling)

We provide a weekly waste and fortnightly kerbside recycling service to all properties with a dwelling located in the designated service area.  Kerbside services for these properties are non-optional and are required to pay the annual waste and recycle charges as part of the property rates.

The 2023-24 charges are:

Waste bin (red lids)

  • 240 litre - $561.99
  • 120 litre - $281.00
  • 80 litre - $187.33

Recycle bin (yellow lid)

  • 240 litre - $169.05



Community Waste Charge

The Community Waste Charge is an annual charge that is applied to all rateable properties including vacant land without a kerbside waste and recycling collection service. The Charge ensures that all ratepayers are effectively contributing to all community waste initiatives within the municipality.

Community Waste Charge is $91.42

This annual charge contributes to the recovery of the following costs:

  • Maintenance and cleaning of all street and public bins
  • Maintenance of Council's Resource Recovery Centre
  • Waste education initiatives across the municipality
  • Litter control
  • Visitor waste management program
  • Maintenance and servicing of all public waste and recycling infrastructure 

The Community Waste Charge is a non optional charge.


I don't need a rubbish bin, can I just have a recycling bin?

No, rubbish and recycling bins are part of a combined service and cannot be separated.

I have a holiday home and don't put my bins out very often. Do I still need to pay for bins on my rates?

Rubbish and recycling charges are levied to all properties with a dwelling situated along the collection route, regardless of whether the service is required or utilised. Placing bins out for collection is discretionary.

I don't need a rubbish pick up, do I have to be part of the rubbish and recycling collection?

It is not optional to participate in Council's rubbish and recycling collection service. All properties within the designated service area, with a dwelling, are required to receive the service.

Can I have bins on my Vacant Land?

No, a vacant property does not have a waste charge applied to their rates and therefore is not eligible for a waste entitlement.

What do I need to apply for a new bin service at my property?

When can I change the size of my rubbish bin?

Ratepayers can change the size of their rubbish bin once per year during the month of May only. New property owners can change the size of their rubbish bin on one occasion at any time during the first year of ownership.