Collection Days

Your general waste (red lid) bin is serviced every week. Your recycling (yellow lid) and green waste (green lid) bins are serviced on alternate weeks, on the same day as your general waste collection.

Your bins must be on the kerb by 5am on your collection day. You can help to ensure that your bins don't get missed by getting it right on bin night.

Kerbside collection days

To find out your collection day and your green waste and recycling weeks:

  1. Type your address into the map search below. As you type, your address should appear in a drop-down list. Select your address from the drop-down list.
  2. Once you have selected your address, the map will zoom in on your property. Click on the map area next to your property.
  3. A pop-up calendar should appear on your screen showing your collection day. You can click on the calendar to increase its size and view your waste collection weeks.
  4. Note: If you already know your waste collection area, you can directly access your calendar via these links: Area 1 Calendar and Area 2 Calendar.

Waste collection calendars

Our Waste Services Guide contains a calendar showing your green waste and recycling collection weeks, together with information on a range of waste services available to Newcastle households. The guide has a magnet on the back so that it can be kept on the fridge for quick reference.

The guide runs on a financial year format (i.e. the calendar starts from July) and is distributed to households at the end of June each year. If you do not have a calendar, please complete the Waste Calendar Request Form to have one posted to you.

Public holiday collections

All kerbside general waste, recycling and green waste collections falling on public holidays during 2018 will take place on their usual service day, with the exception of Christmas Day.

There will be no kerbside collection services on Christmas Day in 2018. All services between Tuesday 25 December and Friday 28 December 2018 (inclusive) will take place one day later than usual as follows:
If your regular collection day falls on: Your bins will be serviced on:
Monday 24 December

Monday 24 December

(no change to service)

Tuesday 25 December Wednesday 26 December
Wednesday 26 December Thursday 27 December
Thursday 27 December Friday 28 December
Friday 28 December Saturday 29 December