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Household rubbish bin collection

Council empties your household rubbish bin on the same day every week.

Household rubbish bins have a yellow lid and can either be an 80 or 120 litre capacity bin. There is an extra charge for 120 litre bins.

Bin inspections
We are conducting random bin inspections until October 2022.
You may find a tag on your bin and a postcard in your letterbox with some information. Find out more.

When to put your household rubbish bin out

Your bins are emptied on the same day each week, including all public holidays. They should be placed at the collection point by 6am of your collection day.

To check when your household rubbish collection day is, see:

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

What goes in your household rubbish bin

Use your yellow lid bin for:

  • food waste, bones and meat, fish and poultry scraps
  • household rubbish
  • light globes, window glass, mirrors, Pyrex, ceramics, and drinking glasses (wrapped)
  • nappies (wrapped), tissues and paper towel
  • plastic packaging, wrappers, food packaging, and cling film
  • plastic plant pots
  • polystyrene.

What doesn’t go in your household rubbish bin

Do not use your yellow lid bin for:

  • green waste
  • timber, bricks, rubble, steel, or building materials
  • syringes
  • recyclables
  • fluids or liquids, including motor oil, pesticides, paints or solvents
  • hot ashes (ensure they are completely cold)
  • batteries, chemicals or hazardous waste, which have the potential to produce toxic odours or cause a fire in the bin or collection truck.

View A-Z guide to waste and recycling 

Putting your bins out

When putting your bins out for collection, make sure you:

  • put bins out before 6 am on collection day
  • return bins to your property within 24 hours
  • ensure bins are at least 50cm apart
  • place bins with wheels and handles facing away from the kerb
  • allow a minimum of one-metre clearance from parked cars, trees, light poles or any other obstructions
  • ensure bin lids are closed when presented for collection
  • do not overfill your bins. The maximum weight for all bins is 50kg.

Bin requests, stolen bins and missed collections

You can organise your household waste bin, collection or a replacement online.

Request a new rubbish bin service                 

Report a damaged rubbish bin

Report a stolen or missing rubbish bin

Missed bin collections

You can report a missed bin collection if your bin is not collected after 36 hours from collection day.

Report a missed rubbish bin collection


Anything that uses batteries or a power cord is e-waste. Do not put e-waste in rubbish or recycling bins.

Find out more on our e-waste page.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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