General waste bin

Everything you put in your general waste bin ends up in the landfill. If you sort your waste and divert certain things from landfill we can reuse those materials, reduce emissions, and save waste disposal costs.

Your household general waste bin (red or dark green lid) is collected fortnightly.

Find out your collection area and dates

General Waste bins
General Waste bins - small

What goes in the bin

  • Broken glass, mirrors or ceramics
  • Light bulbs
  • Nappies and sanitary products
  • Small household polystyrene or foam trays 
  • Household general waste

Clothing and shoes that are not suitable for donation to an op shop can be dropped off at transfer stations or go into the general waste bin.

What goes in the general waste bin
General waste bin - What goes in the bin

Don't put in the bin

  • Food waste
  • Recyclables
  • Garden clippings 
  • E-waste
  • Bulk packaging polystyrene
  • Syringes
  • Gas bottles
  • Paints or solvents
  • Bricks, rubble, timber or tiles
  • Pesticides, oils or chemicals
Don't put in your general waste bin
General waste bin - Don't put in your general waste bin

Request a smaller bin

Downsize from your 240-litre bin to a smaller 140-litre bin. This will save you up to $177 on your rates (on a pro rata basis) and can be easier for you to move to the kerb and back.

If you are renting, contact the property owner or real estate agent to discuss changes to waste collection services.