Rubbish, Recycling & Organics
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Once you have found which recycling week you are, you can print the calendar matching your week number (1 or 2)Recycling Week 2 Calendar to June 2017 [PDF, 38 KB]
We provide three separate collection services:
- The Recycling Collection picks up recyclable material that is left outside gates in yellow-top wheelie bins or crates on a fortnightly cycle. The collection covers 85 percent of the district's households. Participation in the recycling collection service is compulsory for properties in urban areas and is optional for rural properties. Those households not on the route but wanting to participate in the recycling collection can apply for a wheelie bin or a crate and transport them to a collection point. Charges for the recycling services are charged on a yearly basis.
- The Organic Collection picks up garden and food waste that is left outside in 240-litre, lime green-top wheelie bins on a weekly cycle. This service is only available in the larger townships at present and is slowly being extended to smaller townships as demand dictates. This collection is funded on a user-pays basis. Those who wish to use the service pay a (very reasonable) yearly charge for their wheelie bin.
- The Rubbish Collection takes general household rubbish on a weekly cycle. Householders have three choices of rubbish containers, namely rubbish bags, 80 litre and 240 litre dark green or red-top wheelie bins. The Council has set waste collection fees and charges to encourage waste minimisation and provide a financial incentive to households that reduce their rubbish.
Wheelie Bin Safety Reminder
Last winter hot ashes caused a number of wheelie bin fires. These fires are potentially dangerous and could burn down a house or destroy a collection truck. Please leave your ashes to cool for at least five days and ensure that they are cold, before putting them in your wheelie bin.