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Organics (green lid)

green lid bin - allowed

Organics for compost

Your green organics bin is collected fortnightly on the same day as your waste bin (alternate week to your recycling bin).

Need a reminder for which bin to put out and when? Download the My Local Services App.

Waste Hotline: 8295 5077

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What days are my bins collected?

Download our My Local Services app for your phone and always know which bin to put out and when. This feature also provides ‘push notifications’ as a reminder to put your bin out.

Or you can enter your address in our "Address Search" on our Map to find out about your collection day.

The waste and recycling booklet (delivered to households annually) also includes information on when/how to
present your bins for collection:

Kerbside Waste & Recycling Calendar and Guide (7889 kb)


What CAN go in the organics bin?

  • green lid bin - allowedSmall prunings and cuttings - including rose prunings;
  • Small branches no longer than 60cm – Max diameter 10cm;
  • Lawn clippings;
  • Leaves;
  • Weeds;
  • Cut flowers;
  • Food scraps (more information).

If it didn't grow, it doesn't go in the organics bin.

Check the A-Z of Waste & Recycling for further information about what item goes in what bin.

What CAN'T go into the organics bin?

  • green lid bin - not allowed No dirt, soil or sand;
  • No plastic bags or household garbage;
  • No stones, rocks, bricks or rubble;
  • No irrigation hoses, plastic pots or trays;
  • No painted or treated timber;
  • No recyclables;
  • No gardening tools.

Check the A-Z of Waste & Recycling for further information about what item goes in what bin.

Recycle products to save natural resources;
Close the loop and buy recycled products;
Use your recycling (yellow lid) bin to recycle your household recyclables.

Waste (blue lid)

Recycling (yellow lid)

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Bin placement at the kerb

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To ensure your bins are emptied on your scheduled collection day, you need to:

  • Put the bins out by 6.00am on the day of pick up and bring them back in within 24 hours of collection;
  • Face each bin in the right direction - wheels towards the house;
  • Keep a minimum of 30cm clear around each bin;
  • Place them where they will not unreasonably impede pedestrians and road users;
  • Place the right material in the right bin (See Sections 3-6 for more information);
  • Be sure your waste is not packed too tightly;
  • Don't overfill your bin (max. weight 75 kg) and make sure the bin lid is closed.

Correct bin placement 

Composting at home - Compost bins for sale

Compost increases water efficiency and adds rich nutrients to the soil. 

Backyard Compost Bins are available to purchase at cost price ($35 incl. GST) at the Civic Centre.

Bin Issues - Contact Information

Please contact Customer Contact on 8408 1111 for:

  • Theft of bins;
  • New or replacement bins.

Please contact the Waste Hotline 8295 5077 for:

  • Collection enquiries - including missed collections;
  • Damage to bins;
  • Conduct and courtesy of vehicle drivers;
  • Any other waste related enquiries.
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