Waste Management

Organics, Landfill and Recycling

Note: for all enquiries relating to your kerbside collection service please contact Wonthaggi Recyclers. This includes missing bins and replacing bins. You can contact Wonthaggi Recyclers by calling (03) 5672 1933.


What day are my bins emptied? Which bin do I put this in?

The Bin Collection Calendar 2017/18 can answer both of these questions, and more!

It is mailed to all properties in an Australia Post delivery area every June, but they can also be picked up from Council Customer Service Centres and Visitor Information Centres. Please contact Wonthaggi Recyclers on (03) 5672 1933 if you would like a copy of the 2017/18 Bin Collection Calendar mailed to you. 

Recycling, Organics and Landfill bins

Residents who receive kerbside garbage service are provided with a 120 litre wheelie bin for household garbage, a 240 litre recycling bin and a 240 litre organics bin.  The organics bin is collected weekly and the garbage and recycling are collected fortnightly on alternating weeks. From Christmas through to the end of January the recycling bins will be emptied weekly. For a list of items you can place in your recycling bin, visit our Domestic Recycling page. For a list of items you can place in your organics bin, visit our Organics page.

Upgrade and Additional Bin Options

Residential properties that receive a kerbside bin collection service have the option to change their Landfill bin size and quantity of recycle or organics bins. These changes attract an annual fee which will be charged to the applicable rateable property.

Residents have the option to:
  • Upgrade a 120 litre Landfill bin to a 240 litre Landfill bin – $132.50 for 16/17 financial year
  • Have a second Recycle bin – $76.15 for 16/17 financial year
  • Have a second Organics bin - $78.00 for 16/17 financial year
Council does not offer a second Landfill bin, only an option to up size the landfill bin. Contact the Waste Team to arrange an upgrade or additional bin on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

How do I organise bins to be delivered if I don't have any?

Call Wonthaggi Recyclers on (03) 5672 1933 to arrange for a garbage/recycling/organics bin to be delivered. Delivery can take up to 10 business days.

What to do if your bin is stolen or damaged?

Call Wonthaggi Recyclers on (03) 5672 1933 to report a damaged or missing bin or for any other query.

Overweight bins

60kg is the maximum amount of weight for your Organics, Landfill and Recycling bins.

Waste Contractors

If you are a business or live in a non service area you may need to engage a private contractor. Please refer to the list of Waste Contractors (PDF 343kb) available in the Shire.

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