Your waste service

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Waste services for houses


Rate Code


FrequencyOf Collection

120L waste bin full Service (standard houses service)


120L Waste, 240L Paper Recycling, 240L Mixed Recycling, 360L Green waste

waste and green waste is weekly

recycling services are fortnightly

240L waste bin full Service (with larger 240L waste bin)


240L Waste, 240L Paper Recycling, 240L Mixed Recycling, 360L Green waste

waste and green waste is weekly

recycling services are fortnightly

120L waste bin with recycling service (no green waste bin or collection)


120L Waste, 240L Paper Recycling, 240L Mixed Recycling

waste is weekly

recycling is fortnightly

240L waste bin with recycling service (no green waste bin or collection)


240L Waste, 240L Paper Recycling, 240L Mixed Recycling

waste is weekly

recycling is fortnightly

2nd Greenwaste bin 360L


Per 360L green waste bin


Additional 120L waste volume increments


Per 120L waste bin


Waste services for apartments

The waste entitlement per unit property is:

120L of waste per week - provided as 1x240L shared between 2 units or 1x660L shared between 5.5 units.

120L of recycling per week - provided as 1x240L paper shared between 4 units & 1x240L mixed recycling shared between 4 units or 660L bins paper shared between 11 units. Mixed recycling bins are not available in 660L bins.


Rate Code


Frequency Of Collection

Residential Waste Charge Home Unit 120L


Shared 240L or 660L waste and recycling bins (green waste is option for fee)


Residential Waste Charge Home Unit 240L


240L Waste for individual unit and shared recycling bins (green waste is option for fee)


Units Optional Green waste bin

Non Rate

Per 360Lgreen waste bin (charged separately to property rates)


Service charges can be viewed on the Waste Management Service Charge page.

Commercial waste services

What goes in which bin?

These lists aren't exhaustive, so contact us if you're not sure what to put in your bins.

Please note: 100kg weight limit applies to all bins.

Do you want to recycle something that is not listed? Try searching

Red/grey lid bin - non recyclable household waste

Put it in

Food waste (if you don't compost), plastic bags and wrap, packing foam and foam meat trays, nappies, sawdust (must be bagged)

Leave it out

Car batteries, paints and chemicals, soil and rocks, building materials, gas bottles, hot ash, recyclables


You can drop off chemical waste at our regular Chemical CleanOuts. You can also recycle TVs and computers at Kimbriki or Sita sites.

Blue lid bin - paper recycling

Put it in

Newspapers and magazines, office paper and envelopes (including window faced), telephone books, clean cardboard such as egg and milk cartons and clean pizza boxes.

Leave it out

Nappies, food-soiled paper and cardboard, waxed cardboard, plastic bags.


Flatten, crush or tear up boxes, and ensure you remove plastic wrap from junk mail and newspapers. Plastic bags can be recycled at some supermarkets – check with yours.

Yellow lid bin - mixed recycling

Put it in

Plastic bottles and containers from the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, steel and aluminium cans (including aerosols), empty dry paint tins, glass bottles and jars, foil-lined milk and juice cartons.

Leave it out

Window or mirror glass, plastic toys, crockery, porcelain, ceramics, plastic bags and wrap, packing foam, foam food trays, paint tins containing paint.


Rinse out bottles, cans and jars; remove tops and lids from bottles and jars; and flatten containers. Plastic bags and packets can be recycled at some supermarkets – check with yours.

Green lid bin - green waste

Put it in

Leaf litter, grass, weeds, small branches up to 150mm in diameter and 600mm in length, bush and hedge trimmings.

Leave it out

Food scraps, soil, rocks, treated timber, large branches, building materials, plastic, garden tools, flower pots, soiled paper.


Need help disposing of prunings? Check out our mobile chipping service. You even get to keep the mulch for reuse on your garden!

Bin stickers

These stickers for your bin lids make it easy to decide what to put in each bin. You'll need some blank A4 labels to print onto.

Where your waste goes

Have you ever wondered what happens to your waste and recycling?


After collection, the garbage trucks deliver their loads to the Clyde Transfer Terminal, where waste is compacted and loaded into shipping containers. Each container can fit about three garbage truck loads full of waste. The waste is then transported by rail to Veolia's Woodlawn Bioreactor Landfill (near Goulburn). The bioreactor landfill speeds up the decomposition process of waste and captures the landfill gases. The gases are then converted into green electricity which is fed back into the power grid. 


After collection the paper and mixed containers are delivered to Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre. From Kimbriki the recyclables are bulk hauled to the iQRenew materials recycling facility (MRF) at Somersby to be sorted into material types, both by hand and using machines, as they move along a conveyor belt sorting recycling.


Strong jets of air are used to separate plastics from the other mixed containers before being sorted further into three categories PET (eg. drink bottles); HDPE (eg. milk bottles); and 'plastics other' (eg. ice cream cartons, margarine tubs). The PET & HDPE sorted plastics are then compressed, shredded and washed before being melted, cooled and chopped into small granules which can be spun into fibres to make new plastics. The 'other' plastics are baled and sold as mixed plastics.


Glass is sorted by hand or using optical sorters. Optical sorters can sort pieces of glass as small as a fingernail into colour type. There are three main colour types - green, brown and clear. Blue glass is recycled with green glass. After initial sorting, the glass is then crushed and cleaned to form a product called ‘cullet’. The cullet is crushed again and melted in a furnace at 1500°C. The molten glass is then poured into moulds to become new jars and bottles.

Steel and aluminium

Cans are sorted using a giant magnet. They are then squashed into blocks and taken to a smelter, where they are shredded, removed of any paint and heated to 700°C in a furnace to form a liquid. The liquid is poured into moulds and solidified into blocks, which are sent to rolling mills where they can be flattened and turned into new cans.


Paper is sorted into three categories: newsprint, cardboard and mixed paper. It is then compressed into a bale for transporting. Once it arrives at the paper mill it is then mixed with water to form pulp. Air is passed through the pulp to produce a foam which removes ink, or chemicals are used to separate the ink, which is then washed away. The pulp is poured onto a wire screen to drain and form a sheet, which is sent through heavy rollers which dry and straighten the paper. The paper is finally turned into rolls, ready to become new paper products.


Greenwaste is delivered to Suez Belrose transfer station. From Belrose the green waste is transported to Eastern Creek or Lucas Heights where it is shredded and composted.

The end products are mulch and soil conditioners. This process takes approximately 20 weeks.

Food waste is not permitted in green waste bins. Please home compost/worm farm all food waste or alternatively place in the general waste bin.

Read more on bin collection days and ordering extra bins

Read more on Council's waste strategy