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Kerbside Bin Collection

What day are my bins emptied?

Your Waste Calendar tells you what day your bins are collected, where your nearest transfer station is located and also includes a helpful guide to which bin to use. Find your Zone below.

Zone 1 - Cape Woolamai, Wimbledon Heights, Ventnor, Newhaven, Rhyll, Smiths Beach, Sunderland Bay, Surf Beach, Sunset Strip, Bass, Grantville, Pioneer Bay, Jam Jerrup, The Gurdies, Lang Lang, Silverleaves, Cowes

Zone 2 - Corinella, Coronet Bay, Tenby Point, Dalyston, Harmers Haven, Kilcunda, San Remo, Archies Creek, Cape Paterson, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, South Dudley, Wattle Bank

Your responsibilities:

  • Place your bins out the night before collection day, or by 6am on collection day.
  • Place your bins with the wheels facing away from the road.
  • Place your bins with half a metre space between each bin and one metre clear of any obstacles such as trees, overhanging branches or light poles.
  • Do not place your bins behind parked cars.
  • Do not remove any bins from your premises when you change residence.
  • Do not place bags of excess waste next to your bins. Excess waste will not be collected and littering penalties may apply.

Council's Local Law states that:
  • Any waste bins awaiting collection must not be placed on the nature strip or any other place of collection outside the property boundary more than 24 hours prior to the collection day specified by Council.
  • Emptied bins are required to be returned to the property within 24 hours of collection
  • Once a bin has been collected, any solid items of litter or liquid waste that has been spilled on to the road, nature strip or any surrounding area must be removed by the owner or occupier responsible for the bin.
For some residents or property owners, asking neighbours for assistance or engaging the services of a property maintenance contractor may be required to meet these obligations. Penalties may apply for breaches of Council's Local Law.
New Bin Enquiries

Please contact Wonthaggi Recyclers on (03) 5672 1933 to:

  • report missing, damaged and replacement bins
  • arrange for delivery of a new set of bins if your property doesn't currently have any (please note, delivery can take up to 10 business days)
Upgraded & Additional Bins

Owners of properties that receive a kerbside bin collection have the option to:

  • Upgrade a 120 litre Landfill (red) bin to a 240 litre Landfill bin – $59.20 for 2021/22 financial year
Landfill (red) bins are capped at a maximum of 240L per rateable property to encourage diversion of waste from landfill.

Owners of properties that receive a kerbside bin may also request:

  • A second Recycling (yellow) bin – $106.20 for 2021/22 financial year
  • A second Organics (green) bin - $100.80 for 2021/22 financial year

Additional bins are subject to Council approval, with a maximum of six (6) bins per rateable property. Requests for additional bins will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will take into account whether there is sufficient space to store additional bins at the property and to safely present the bins on the kerbside.

The property owner's approval must be obtained for upgraded and/or additional bins, as annual fees apply and will appear on the applicable property's Valuation and Rates Statement.

To arrange an upgrade or additional bin, please contact our Waste Services Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

Where does my waste go?

One of the most common questions asked of our Waste Services team is “but where does my waste actually end up?”

  • Yellow lidded bin – recyclable waste

Here in Bass Coast we aim to recycle as much waste as we possibly can to reduce the amount of waste that must be sent to landfill. Paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, aluminium cans, rigid plastic containers, steel cans and empty aerosols can all be recycled through Council’s kerbside collection service.

Council’s kerbside collection contractor, Wonthaggi Recyclers, collects your yellow lidded bin and the contents are taken to Visy’s Recycling Material Recovery Facility in Springvale. Any contamination that is delivered with the recyclables is sent to landfill. The sorted recyclables are either used in Visy's packaging business or sold locally or internationally for further processing.

  • Green lidded bin – food and garden waste

Collecting food and garden waste for recycling helps reduce the amount of waste that must be sent to landfill and significantly reduces emissions generated by Council’s landfill. Food and garden waste (including weeds) can be recycled through Council’s kerbside collection service.

Council’s kerbside collection contractor, Wonthaggi Recyclers, collects your green lidded bin and the contents are taken to Cleanaway’s South East Organics Facility in in Dandenong. The food and garden organics are then decontaminated, shredded and sent to a composter for recycling into a nutrient rich soil.

  • Red lidded bin – residual waste

Every single item that you place in your red lidded bin is collected by Council’s kerbside collection contractor, Wonthaggi Recyclers, and delivered straight to Council’s landfill in Grantville. This waste is buried in customised cells that are managed in accordance with strict EPA conditions.

  • E-waste and batteries

E-waste is banned from Victorian landfills under state regulations. E-waste cannot be disposed of in any of your kerbside bins, and should be taken to one of Council’s waste facilities for recycling.

Batteries must never be disposed of in any of Council’s kerbside bins – batteries are the most common source of fires at material recovery facilities. All batteries should be taken to one of Council’s waste facilities for recycling (or some supermarkets offer a battery collection recycling service).

E-waste and batteries recycled through Council’s waste facilities are sent to a number of different processors for recycling where they are sorted, dismantled and separated into core materials and components before going through specific recycling and recovery processes.