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Bin fees

Ratepayers in Knox pay a fee which includes the collection of household rubbish and recycling.

The Green waste bin is an optional service at an additional cost.

About bin fees

Every household must pay a waste service charge of $298 per year to provide bin services. This charge appears on your rates bill.

The rubbish bin fee provides the standard service of:

  • an 80 litre waste bin
  • a 240 litre recycle bin
  • bundled and resident’s own container for green waste and hard waste service.

This applies to all residential properties in Knox that use Council's waste services. A small number of properties (some apartments or multi-unit developments) may be required to use private waste services.

If you are renting, the owner or rental agent will arrange Council bins for you.

Bin upgrades or extra bin costs

You must pay extra to upgrade your bin or get extra bin services.

Bin type and size

Extra cost

A larger 120 litre rubbish bin (instead of the standard 80ltr bin)


A second rubbish bin (only request if you already have a 120 litre rubbish bin)   


A second recycle bin


Optional green waste bin


Second optional green waste bin


You can save money and reduce your garbage going to landfill by swapping your 120 litre bin for an 80 litre bin.

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Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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