Waste Management

Council's Waste Management Strategy 2015-2025 (PDF 3.5MB) aims to guide the management of waste over the 10 year period to 2025.

Waste Calendars 2018/19

To download a copy of your 2018/19 waste calendar please select your Zone below.

  • Zone 1 - Cape Woolamai, Ventnor, Wimbeldon Heights, Newhaven, Rhyll, Smiths Beach, Sunderland Bay, Surf Beach, Sunset Strip, Bass, Grantville, Pioneer Bay, Jam Jerrup, The Gurdies, Lang Lang, Cowes, Silverleaves.
  • Zone 2 - Corinella, Coronet Bay, Tenby Point, Dalyston, Harmers Haven, Kilcunda, San Remo, Archies Creek, Cape Paterson, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, South Dudley, Wattle Bank.

You can also pick up a copy from Post Offices in Cowes, Inverloch, San Remo and Grantville, or at any of the following locations: Bass Community Centre, Cape Paterson Store, Cape Woolamai IGA, Coronet Bay Store, Corinella Store, Dalyston Store, Inverloch Foodworks, Kilcunda Store, Newhaven IGA, Rhyll General Store, Smiths Beach Shop and the entnor Shop. Also any Council Customer Service Centre or Visitor Information Centre.

Free Green Waste Disposal

Council will once again offer its free Green Waste disposal period from 1 November until 16 December.

During this period, residents and visitors will be able to dispose of domestic sized loads of green waste free of charge at Grantville Landfill, Wonthaggi and Inverloch Transfer Stations, and Cowes Recycling Bank. Facility locations and opening times are available at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/wastefacilities

Weed species and species that cannot be physically mulched will not be accepted in the green waste disposal. However, they can be disposed of in your green lidded Organics bin. Weed species include Blackberry, English Ivy, Agapanthus and Mirror Bush. These weeds along with palm fronds are excluded from the Green Waste Amnesty and can be placed in kerbside Organics bins for composting.

Should there be extensive queues, access to the facility may be closed 30 minutes before the scheduled closing time, to allow for the unloading of vehicles already on site. This will help ensure that operations do not extend beyond the closing time.

For more information please contact Council’s Sustainable Environment Department on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

Summer Waste 2018-19 FAQ's

Find answers to your frequently asked questions on Summer waste (PDF 234kb).

Waste Facilities, Opening Hours and Disposal Fees

You can dispose of your rubbish at one of our Waste Transfer and Recycling Centres. Lists locations, opening times and fees.

Organics, Landfill and Recycling

Information for householders about landfill, organics and recycling collection services

Hard Waste Collection

A separate hard rubbish collection is available for large or heavy items that can't be put in your bin.

Organics Collection Service

The three bin services commences on 4 September 2017.


How to recycle at the kerbside or at a Waste Transfer Station

Report Illegal Dumping and Littering

Help to keep our planet litter-free. Read more about illegal dumping, littering and Trolly Trackers.

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