The new garden waste recycling bin service commencing September 2017
Residents who live in single houses and duplexes in urban areas will automatically receive a garden waste recycling bin from September 2017.
Garden waste bins will continue to be optional for commercial, industrial and all other premises.
For more information about the new garden waste recycling bin service see our Frequently Asked Questions [440Kb].
To compare the costs of self-hauling garden waste to the landfill with the cost of Council's garden waste recycling service, check our garden waste flyer [777Kb].
Register for a larger, 360L garden waste recycling bin
Please register your interest in a new, larger 360 Litre garden waste recycle bin (standard bin size is 240 Litre) NOW.You will receive a 240L bin unless you order a 360L bin.
These bins will be delivered prior to the new service commencing in September, 2017. Register by completing a Request for a 360 litre Garden Waste Recycling bin service form [108Kb], or by contacting Council's Customer Service on (07) 5329 6500.
Cost of the new garden waste recycling bin service
The cost of the new garden waste recycle bin service (new, 240L lime-green-lidded bin) is $50 per year and is included in the rates.
For the larger, 360L bin service, the cost is $20 extra - $70 per year.
However, there have also been savings to the cost of the two-bin service. The overall cost of the standard 3-bin service will only result in an overall annual rate rise of $40 due to a $10 saving achieved for the existing 2-bin service.
Because the new bin service is being introduced in September, the fee will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Rural properties, units and small property less than 400 sqm are automatically exempt from the garden waste recycling bin service. They may request the service if they live within 5 km of a service area.
People who have all their garden waste removed by a professional gardener for recycling, may be exempted if they meet the criteria and complete an Application for Garden Waste Bin Exemption form.
Duplexes that currently share waste and recycling bins will receive a 240L garden waste recycling bin to share. Duplexes that have their own bins will each receive a garden waste recycling bin.