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Business waste and recycling

Most local businesses in Knox City Council are eligible for business waste collection, but only some businesses will find our service options suitable.

About business waste and recycling

Our business waste and recycling collection service is for small amounts of domestic-type rubbish only. This means waste that will fit into wheelie bins, such as rubbish and recycling from:

  • staff lunchrooms and bathrooms
  • offices and small businesses.

This service does not replace bulk bin (commercial or industrial waste collection) services, which are provided by many different private companies operating across Knox.

Business bin fees

We base our fees on a 240 litre rubbish bin and a 240 litre recycle bin.

  • Daily collection: $1,970 (a red rubbish bin) per annum
  • Weekly collection: $516 (a brown rubbish bin) per annum

Fees are charged on a pro-rata basis from the date the bins are delivered to the property.

Fees are current from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

How to register

To begin this service, complete a business waste bin request form.

Then return it by email, mail or in person to:

When to put your rubbish bin out

Businesses can choose from a daily or weekly rubbish collection.

If needed, we can also provide a weekly recycle collection bin. We include it in the cost of the first rubbish service.

A business recycling bin can only be offered with a business rubbish bin service.

Knox Council collects business waste as per normal schedule for all public holidays. This includes the Christmas and New Year period.

Missed bin collection

Council collects business bin contents by 6pm on your collection day.

You can call us on 9298 8000 within 36 hours (1.5 business days) of your scheduled collection day.

Should you find a sticker on your bin or a notice in your letterbox, follow the directions on the sticker or notice.

Other business recycling options

Learn more about other options to recycle your business waste or refer to the ASPIRE online marketplace to save on waste disposal costs.

Other bin services

You can request a new bin, report a damaged bin or report a missing bin online. 

Request a new bin service

Report a damaged bin

Report a stolen or missing bin 

Online requests are actioned during opening hours.

The property owner or real estate agent must make these requests. If you are a tenant, contact them directly.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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