New council rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections
Together, we can halve the amount of household waste we send to landfill each year.
That’s why we’re providing all households with new rubbish, recycling and food scraps bins to use alongside your current kerbside glass recycling crate from 1 July 2021. The service initially will cost $230 for the first year and be charged in residential rates from 1 July 2021 through a new targeted rate.
Households can also choose to have an additional garden waste collection for an extra $60 for the first year.
What kerbside services are being introduced?
Weekly food scraps and fortnightly rubbish and recycling collections will be added to the existing fortnightly glass recycling service. Households can also choose whether they opt into the monthly garden waste collection.
What can go into the bins?
Food scraps bin: All food scraps, raw or cooked, including fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy, bread, bones and fish, eggshells, coffee grinds and tea bags.
Recycling bin: Clean paper, flattened cardboard, plastics 1 & 2 (e.g. milk and soft drink bottles) – as well as food and drink cans (tin, aluminium and steel). Bottles and containers need to be rinsed and without lids. Plastics 3-7 will not be accepted.
Glass recycling crate: Glass bottles and jars only, rinsed and without lids. No broken glass, light bulbs or fluorescent tubes, cookware or drinking glass.
Rubbish bin: This bin is for rubbish that goes straight into landfill, because it can’t go in the food scraps, recycling or glass recycling bins. Excludes garden waste, hot ashes, medical waste, building material, large household items, chemicals and hazardous items.
Opt-in garden waste bin: All garden waste except flax, bamboo, pampas, flowering gorse, palm trees and cabbage trees.
Last Reviewed: 24/09/2020