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Domestic Waste Collection

Kerbside Bins

Bin Collections

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 meter 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 - 43kB.

Damaged Bins

We will replace broken lids, wheels and pins on garbage or recycling bins free of charge. If your bin has been damaged, please report it. 

Please be advised that additional charges may apply for replacement of damaged bins.

Report a Damaged Bin

Missed Bins

Where bins have been placed out correctly and have been overlooked during collection, we can make arrangements under these circumstances to have the bin collected as soon as practical. 

Report a Missed Bin

Non optional services (Garbage and Recycling)

Council provides a weekly waste and fortnightly kerbside recycling service to all properties, with a dwelling, located in the designated service area. Kerbside services are non-optional for such properties and are required to pay the annual waste and recycle charges as part of the property rates. The 2019-20 charges are as listed:

Waste bin (red lids) :

  • 240 litre - $338.68
  • 120 litre - $169.34
  • 80 litre - $112.89

Recycle bin (yellow lid):

  • 240 litre - $105.97

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 within the Shire are effectively contributing to all community waste initiatives within the municipality.

Community Waste Charge is $40.17

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

  • Maintenance and cleaning of all street and public bins
  • Maintenance of Councils Resource Recovery Centre
  • Waste Education Initiatives across the municipality
  • Litter control
  • Visitor waste management program
  • Maintenance and servicing of all public place waste/ recycle infrastructure 

The Community Waste Charge is a non optional charge.

More information about Waste

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

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Last Updated: Friday, 12 July, 2019 - 10:31