Bins, rubbish and toilets at events

Bins and rubbish

You must plan to:

  • reduce, reuse and recycle rubbish as much as possible
  • have at least 1 bin for every 50 people attending
  • Place bins near eating and drinking areas, and at all entry and exit points
  • Clean up the site after the event.

Local community groups can request extra bins to be provided in Council-managed parks or facilities if holding an event. Bins are subject to availability and each event is limited to a maximum of 10 extra bins (fees may apply). Bookings are essential and must be made no later than two weeks before the event. Contact (03) 5422 0333 to discuss your event requirements.

If you are holding an event on private property you will need to hire bins from a commercial rubbish or waste contractor.


You must ensure that adequate toilet facilities are available at the event, see Provision of Toilets at Public Events