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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

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

Residents that receive a kerbside bin collection have the option to:

  • Upgrade a 120 litre Landfill bin to a 240 litre Landfill bin – $55.81 for 2020/21 financial year
  • Have a second Recycle bin – $100.11 for 2020/21 financial year
  • Have a second Organics bin - $95.09 for 2020/21 financial year

Annual fees will be charged to the applicable rateable property. To arrange an upgrade or additional bin, please contact our Waste Services Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

Private Waste Contractors

If you are a business or live in a non-service area you may need to engage a private contractor.

Below is a list of Waste Contractors available in the Shire:

  • Bass Coast Rubbish Removal & Bin Hire - 0412 088 454
  • Bass Highway Waste - (03) 5678 8994 or 0407 828 757
  • Cleanaway Regional (Transpacific) - (03) 5133 6872
  • Island Skip Hire - 0417 598 968
  • SITA Environmental Solutions - (03) 8795 2000
  • Wheel-A-Waste - (03) 5672 2056
  • Wonthaggi Recyclers - (03) 5672 1933
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.