Your Kerbside Waste Service

Your standard household kerbside waste service includes:

  • a 140-litre general waste bin, serviced weekly;
  • a 240-litre recycling bin, serviced fortnightly; and
  • a 240-litre garden organics bin, serviced fortnightly.

Your recycling (yellow lid) and garden organics (green lid) bins are serviced on alternating weeks, on the same day as your general waste (red lid) bin collection.

What happens to my waste?

Our waste team service your red lid and green lid bins. Your yellow lid bin is serviced by our contractor, SOLO Resource Recovery.

Different trucks take the contents of your bins to Summerhill Waste Management Centre, where:

  • Your recycling is baled and transferred to a materials recovery facility, where it is sorted and sent to manufacturers who use it to make new products.
  • Your garden organics are shredded and then turned into compost off-site. This compost is used for mine site rehabilitation in the Hunter Valley.
  • Your general waste is buried in the landfill.

By being waste wise and using your bins correctly, you can help protect our environment and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Our Kerbside Bin Service (PDF 2.9MB) flyer provides guidance on what you can place in each of your bins.

Using Your Bins

Using Your Bins

Find out what you can put in your kerbside bins.
Understanding Your Waste Charge

Understanding Your Waste Charge

Learn about the waste charge on your rates notice.