All rateable residential properties in Newcastle are provided with a 240-litre recycling bin, a 240-litre green waste bin and a 140-litre general waste bin as part of their standard entitlement.
Rateable business properties are provided with a 140-litre general waste bin.
Because every household and business is unique and their waste requirements vary, we offer a range of additional waste services that you can mix and match to suit your needs.
Bin upsizes and additional recycling/green waste bins
You can order a larger recycling or general waste bin, or request extra bins for any of our three kerbside services.
To help reduce waste sent to landfill, additional recycling and green waste services are offered at lower prices than for general waste. If your recycling bin typically fills up well before collection day, or if you have a lot of garden waste, upgrading these services will reduce waste to landfill and cost less than changing your general waste arrangements. For example, your can swap your recycling bin for a larger one with 50% more space for just $28.40.
A summary of the options available are provided below. Please note that all pricing is for the current financial year and is subject to annual change.
|Bin type ||Standard bin size || |
annual charge (2021/22)
|Additional bin: |
annual charge (2020/21)
|General Waste ||140-litre ||240-litre: $298 p.a. ||See Additional general |
waste services below
|Recycling ||240-litre || |
(one-off delivery fee)
|240-litre: $107 p.a. |
360-litre: $128 p.a.
|Green Waste ||240-litre ||n/a ||240-litre: $109 p.a. |
Before changing your service, please choose carefully. Fees apply to all account cancellations and amendments in accordance with City of Newcastle’s adopted fees and charges.
Additional general waste services
Households and businesses can have their general waste bin/s serviced more frequently than the current schedule, at a cost. For example, this could be twice or more per week.
A summary of the options available are provided below. Please note that all pricing is for the current financial year and is subject to annual change. Before changing your service, please choose carefully. Fees apply to all account cancellations and amendments in accordance with City of Newcastle’s adopted fees and charges.
|Collection days ||Number of services |
Annual charge per
Annual charge per
|Monday to Friday ||1 to 4 ||$592.50 p.a. ||$727.80 p.a. |
|Monday to Friday ||5 to 8 ||$573.00 p.a. ||$702.20 p.a. |
|Monday to Friday ||9 and over ||$545.30 p.a. ||$687.80 p.a. |
|Saturday and Sunday ||1 or more ||$665.30 p.a. ||$906.10 p.a. |
We also offer commercial customers 660-litre and 1100-litre wheeled container general waste services at competitive rates. Please call 4974 2000 between 8am and 4pm weekdays, or email our Waste Accounts team to discuss your waste needs.
How to apply
For bin upsizes, additional bins or a greater service frequency, please complete and return our Application for an Upgraded Waste Service form.
If you do not already have a waste service at your property, such as at a brand new home, please download our Application for a New Kerbside Waste Service form.
Change of account details
Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to update details associated with your waste services account, such as postal address, business name or contact details, or to notify us of a change of property ownership.
Account cancellations and amendments
To cancel or amend an additional waste service, please complete and return an Amendment to/ Cancellation of Additional Services form.
Fees apply in accordance with City of Newcastle’s adopted fees and charges and are outlined below.
|Fee type ||Fee (2021/22) |
|Cancellation: Additional service cancelled/bin(s) removed – no waste account retained at the property ||$73 |
|Change of service: Amendment to additional service – Waste account retained at the property. ||$30 |