General Waste FAQ
General waste bin should be placed out for collection weekly and;
- Be a maximum of 1m from the kerb;
- Be placed at least 30-50cm apart;
- Have handles facing your property and the opening facing the street;
- Be out before 6am on day of collection;
- Not be overfull or too heavy - lids must close fully and must not have any matter hanging out or protruding from the bin;
- Be placed clear of cars, trees, low hanging overhead power lines and all other obstacles; and
- Be removed from the kerb as soon as practicable after collection.
The following items can be placed in your general waste bin;
- General household waste
- Soft Plastics
- Styrofoam (may cause matter to get stuck in bin and not empty when tipped, heavier matter should be placed underneath styrofoam to ensure if falls out), plastic bags, plastic film and cling wrap
- Green waste - eg grass clippings (best if bagged to prevent the matter setting hard and obstructing the waste from falling out when tipped)
- Food scraps
- Ceramics and crockery
- Drinking glasses, window glass and other non-recyclable glass
Domestic green waste is free to dispose of at any of our Waste Facilties.
Garden waste and kitchen scraps can also be composted! Check out Council's FOGO Trial as a current project underway to save precious landfill space!
The following items should never go in your general (red) waste bin!
- Car batteries
- Hot ashes
- Building materials
- Large metal objects
- Liquids - paints, motor oil or solvents
- Medical waste - including loose needles and syringes
- Gas bottles
- Chemicals and pesticides - see ChemClear website for disposal
Car batteries, motor oil, untreated timber, uncontaminated soil and concrete are free to dispose of at most of our Waste Facilities.