Bins & collection days

Waverley residents have access to a range of waste and recycling services, including:

  • weekly garbage collection
  • fortnightly recycling collection of household containers and paper
  • fortnightly garden organics collection
  • clean-up collection for bulky household items


Find your collection days

Find your bin collection day and your scheduled clean-up collection date here.

Sort your waste correctly

Help us recycle better by putting your items in the right bin.

For the waste that cannot go in kerbside bins, there are often multiple ways to recycle or dispose of the item responsibly and locally. Consult our A-Z Waste & Recycling Directory.

Waste that is beside bins or overflowing from the bin top can create litter and will not be collected.

The downloadable guide “Recycling right in Waverley: A guide to help residents recycle more” is also available.

Garbage (red bin, collected weekly)

This bin is for items that cannot be recycled with most of the contents of red bins going to landfill.

For the safety of our staff, never dispose of any batteries in your household bins.

Use your garbage bin for:

  • soft plastics (any plastic that can be scrunched)
  • food scraps (or even better, get a discounted compost bin)
  • nappies, wipes and sanitary products
  • paper towels, serviettes and tissues
  • broken crockery (wrap your items before placing them in the bin)
  • bagged dust
  • bamboo and wooden cutlery
  • pet waste and cat litter
  • take-away coffee cups
  • foil-lined long-life cartons (e.g Tetra Pak)

Do not use your garbage bin for:

  • construction and demolition waste
  • commercial and business waste
  • hazardous materials (gas bottles, chemicals, solvents, paints and oils)
  • sharps
  • household and car batteries
  • electronic waste

If there is an item you’re not sure how to dispose of, review our A-Z Waste & Recycling Directory.

The contents of the garbage bins collected by Waverley Council are processed at Veolia Woodlawn.

Container recycling (yellow bin, collected fortnightly)

Follow three simple steps to recycle right:

  1. Check the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) symbols in your container to find out if the container can be recycled in the yellow or blue bin (the numbered plastic symbols do not mean an item is recyclable, so use the ARL symbols as the primary guide)
  2. Empty containers and rinse them before disposal (containers should have no food or liquid residue)
  3. Place recyclables loosely in the bin (bagged recycling cannot be recycled). If you live in an apartment, you can order one of our free recycling bags to help transport your items to the bin room.

Use your container recycling bin for:

  • aluminium and steel cans
  • glass bottles and jars (lids on)
  • plastic bottles (lids on)
  • biscuit trays and single-use plastic containers, including takeaway containers (no food scraps)
  • aerosol cans (empty)
  • clean aluminium foil (scrunch into a fist sized ball) and trays

Do not use your container recycling bin for:

  • soft plastics (plastic that can be scrunched), such as bread and frozen vegetable bags
  • takeaway coffee cups
  • foil-lined long-life cartons (e.g Tetra Pak)
  • polystyrene
  • crockery, ceramics and porcelain
  • non-recyclable glass (e.g. windows, mirrors or drinking glasses)
  • gas bottles
  • light globes

If there is an item you’re not sure how to dispose of, review our A-Z Waste & Recycling Directory.

The contents of container recycling bins collected by Waverley Council are processed at Visy Smithfield.

PlanetArk Recycling Chart

Image courtesy of Planet Ark

Paper & cardboard (blue bin, collected fortnightly)

Most paper and cardboard is recyclable as long as it’s clean and dry.

Use your paper & cardboard bin for:

  • office paper, newspapers, magazines and advertising material (remove plastic wrapping)
  • paper based milk or juice cartons (gable top style from the chilled section of supermarkets)
  • pizza boxes (food remnants removed)
  • 100% paper gift / wrapping paper (i.e. no foil, glitter finishes)

Do not use your paper & cardboard bin for:

  • takeaway cups
  • foil-lined cartons
  • paper or cardboard that has food stuck to it
  • laminated or waxed paper
  • embellished packaging eg. cardboard box that is covered in laminate or foil finishes

If there is an item you’re not sure how to dispose of, review our A-Z Waste & Recycling Directory.

The contents of paper & cardboard bins collected by Waverley Council are processed at Visy Smithfield.

Garden organics (green bin, collected fortnightly)

Common garden waste such as grass clippings can be recycled to end up in fertiliser/soil conditioners.

Use your garden organics bin for:

  • small branches
  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • weeds
  • flowers
  • garden cuttings, including vegetable cuttings (like carrot tops)

Do not use your garden organics bin for:

  • food scraps (these belong in the compost or the red bin)
  • wood building materials, including treated and untreated timber
  • Bamboo and wood plates and cutlery
  • compostable drink and food containers
  • any heavy garden item such as rocks or tree trunks

If there is an item you’re not sure how to dispose of, review our A-Z Waste & Recycling Directory.

The contents of garden organics bins collected by Waverley Council are processed at Veolia Port Botany, and then transferred to Australian Native Landscapes.

   
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Book a one-off extra bin collection

Residents can request a single additional collection of a waste and/or recycling bin using the order form. Fees are detailed on the form.

Book a Your Call (bulky waste) collection

Residents can book up to two Your Call collections for bulky household waste per calendar year, in addition to one scheduled collection.

Order an additional garbage bin (red)

Residents can request an extra 140L or 240L garbage bin including weekly collection. There is no up-front cost, but extra garbage bins incur an extra domestic waste charge which will be added to your annual rates. Review the annual cost and place your order by completing the Additional Domestic Waste form.

Order an additional recycling bin (yellow, blue, green)

Residents can purchase an extra 140 L or 240L container recycling (yellow), paper & cardboard (blue) or garden organics (green) for a one-off cost. Place your order by completing The Replacement / Additional Household Garbage, Recycling And Garden Waste Bins form. The one-off charges are detailed on the form.

As part of Council’s commitment to recycling, the additional bin will be collected fortnightly at no ongoing cost. This service is at Council’s discretion and can be revoked if the service is not used appropriately.

Order a larger garbage bin

Residents of houses and townhouses that do not share bins can request a garbage bin upsize from a 140L to a 240L bin, although this will increase your annual domestic waste charge (see the form for price). Place your order by completing Authorisation For Upsizing From 140 Litre To 240 Litre Red Lid Bin form.

Order a replacement bin

Residents can order a bin replacement for missing or damaged bins for a one-off fee. Replacement of damaged bins due to usual wear and tear is free of charge. If you are replacing your bin because it was stolen, please note this in your application as Council will investigate.

Place your order by completing The Replacement / Additional Household Garbage, Recycling And Garden Waste Bins form. Replacement charges are detailed on the form.

Need more information?

  • Email us
  • Call Customer Service at 9083 8000

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