Rubbish/general waste bins

What goes in this bin?

Your 140 litre rubbish/general waste bin (red or dark green lid) is for all general household waste that can not go in your FOGOrecycling and glass-only bins, such as:

  • Household rubbish
  • Nappies (wrapped)
  • Soft plastics
  • Polystyrene and foam
  • Broken glassware, crockery and mirrors
  • Damaged and old shoes, clothing and textiles
  • Tetra packs, milk and juice cartons
  • Any items that can't go in your FOGO, glass-only or recycling bin

Do not put in your rubbish/general waste bin

  • Garden waste
  • Food waste
  • Glass
  • Paints and solvents
  • Pesticides, oils and chemicals
  • Building materials
  • Recyclable items
  • Electrical/e-waste
  • Syringes and sharps

For more information, download our Let's get sorted guide(PDF, 1MB) or for a complete list, refer to our A-Z waste guide of what goes where

Find out your bin collection day

From Monday 3 February 2020, if you have a FOGO bin, your rubbish/general waste bin is collected every fortnight. If you don't have a FOGO bin, your rubbish/general waste bin will continue to be collected every week until the FOGO service is rolled out across the shire over the next five years. 

Your collection day and the bins you need to put out for collection each week depend on the area that you live in.

Search your address online to find out when your next bin collection day is and download a calendar.

Choosing a larger bin

You can choose to upgrade your rubbish/general waste bin to a larger 240 litre bin. A one off $88 fee applies this financial year (unless you are eligible for a medical exemption as outlined below). Waste service charges will be recalculated approaching the new financial year. This will be in line with changes to the recycling market and EPA landfill levies.

To request a bin upgrade, complete a bin upgrade request form

One upgrade from a 140 litre to 240 litre general waste bin permitted per tenement. If extra bins are required, additional 140 litre bins are available.

Special consideration exemption

You may be eligible to upgrade to a larger rubbish/general waste bin at no extra cost if you:

  • have a disability or medical condition, or
  • are caring for a person with a disability or medical condition
  • are a landlord and have a tenant living at your property who meets any of the above criteria.

To apply, you will need to upload a letter from your doctor advising that treatment of a specific condition involves generation of significant additional waste for the household.

Complete the Application for Special Consideration Form

If you are renting and would like to apply for special consideration, please complete the above application form. If your application is approved, we will contact both you and your landlord to advise of the service change.

Putting your bin out correctly

  • Put your bin out the night before your collection day.
  • Leave a one-metre gap between each bin and any obstructions, e.g. trees, cars, power poles.
  • Place bins close to the road with handles facing your property.
  • Ensure bins are closed.
  • Do not over fill bins or leave rubbish beside them. This will not be collected.
  • Bins must not weigh more than 80 kilograms when collected.