What Goes in the Bins

The Council has introduced an expanded kerbside collection service that includes organics and rubbish bins, in addition to the recycling bin and Council branded rubbish bag collection. Find out what we can and can't take in each of the bins:

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We Take:

  • General household waste
  • Non compostable garden waste like cabbage tree and flax leaves
  • Old shoes
  • Wrapped broken glass or china

We Take:

  • Garden waste, prunings, branches, leaves, grass clippings and weeds
  • Food waste such as bread, dairy products, fruit, fish, vegetables, meats and bones
  • Coffee grinds and tea bags
  • Food soiled cardboard containers, paper hand towels, serviettes

We Take:

  • Plastic bottles and containers 1-7
  • Clean, flat cardboard
  • Aluminium cans, metal tins and aerosols
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Clean mixed paper

We Don't Take:

  • Explosives and flammable material
  • Automotive products, pains and solvents
  • Household cleaners
  • Liquid and dry chemicals

Household quantities of these items can be dropped off at the transfer stations to be safely disposed of for free (up to 20kg or 20l).

Please note that there is a 70kg weight restriction on your rubbish bin, and a 15kg limit for Council bags.

We Don't Take:

  • Flax or cabbage tree leaves
  • Plastic bags, food wrap, containers or pot plants
  • Timber, sawdust or ash
  • Animal waste
  • Glass, metal, stones or bricks

Please note that there is a 70kg weight restriction on your recycling bin.

Please do not put garden or food waste in bags.

We Don't Take:

  • Liquids or food
  • Polystyrene
  • Foil or other metals (e.g. pans)
  • Window glass or light bulbs
  • Plastic film or wrappers
  • Clothes, shoes or toys
  • Takeaway cups
  • Batteries

Please note that there is a 70kg weight restriction on your recycling bin.

Continued contamination may result in the withdrawal of the service.