Residential Waste & Recycling

Rubbish is collected Mon-Fri - to find your day, type in your number and street name (leave off Rd or St or Ave, etc) into this mapping tool.


Standard Rubbish

The standard waste service provided is one (1) red-top 60 litre bin per week for each residential premises, the standard rate charge is $288 per annum (2015-16). 

Please make sure that you put your bins out the night before collection day, near the kerb and in a spot where they won't block pedestrian, bicycle or vehicle access.


Things you should know:

  • If you are a new owner/tenant, please confirm that your new waste charges correspond with the bin you will be using in your new home.
  • There is a strict limit to the number of waste bins or wheelie bins that each property is entitled to have picked up.
  • Cardboard boxes, rubbish bags or any other receptacles used for waste other than the approved bin for a house or unit will not be emptied.
  • Bins that are overloaded or exceed the size limit of one red-top 60 litre bin per house or 240 litre bin per four units, will not be emptied unless appropriate excess arrangements have been made.
  • Non-mobile 60 litre bins are emptied manually - bins of this style exceeding the 60 litre limit will not be emptied.
  • Any bin which is in a condition likely to cause injury will not be picked up.
  • We recommend that you number your waste bin(s) clearly to avoid a charge for someone else's extra garbage.
  • Council does not provide bins larger than 60 litres for standard waste.  If you wish to upgrade your bin or have an additional bin you need to:

    • Complete a Excess Waste Service Agreement (below).
    • Contact Environmental Bin Sales on 9742 1395. They will organise the supply and delivery of your new bin – extra charges do apply. 
    • Contact Council when you receive your new bin.
  • Liquid paint, of any amount, is not to be placed in the garbage bin. When compacted in the garbage truck it leaks onto the roadway causing environmental damage. Call 131 555 for details of the next free chemical collection our area.


Excess Waste

For occasional excess rubbish stickers are available from Council (for a fee) per 60 litre bin. These stickers must be attached to the extra bin or it will not be emptied. Flat or unit dwellers sharing a 240 litre mobile bin are required to buy four stickers (for a fee) per extra 240 litre mobile bin service. 

For permanent excess rubbish owners of properties may request a collection in return for an additional fee.

Excess Domestic Waste Service - single dwelling (155KB)

Excess Domestic Waste Service - multi dwelling (258KB)

Note: Council also provides at no extra charge a Household extra waste and Green extra waste service fortnightly and is available to all residents by booking.

Contact the Council's Waste Information Service on or 9936 8100 for further information. 



North Sydney Council offers its residents a comingled recycling bin collection system to make recycling easier. Each property is allocated a yellow lidded bin which is collected on the same scheduled day as your standard waste bin.


 Battery recycling bins are located at:

  • Council Customer Service foyer
  • Stanton Library and at
  • the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability.

You can recycle:

  • AA, AAA, C, DD and 9v smoke alarm batteries
  • laptop, mobile phone, camera batteries
  • cordless phone and std rechargeable batteries
  • UPS, VRLA, and SLA batteries


You can recycle your flourescent tubes or compact flourescent lightbulbs at the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability.

Mobile Phones

You can recycle your old mobile phones, including battery and chargers at both Council Chambers and the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability.

Bag Trade-in Offer

Plastic bags cause serious damage to the environment and to marine animals. The use of calico bags for shopping, as an alternative to plastic bags, is giving the environment a helping hand in a practical manner.

Bring 10 clean supermarket plastic bags into Council and we will give you a FREE calico shopping bag in return (one per customer).  The plastic will be used in construction industry products. Ask at customer service for your FREE calico bag.

Consider donating these to a community bike workshop such as Cycle ReCycle, where they will be fixed up or broken down for spare parts for use by disadvantaged members of the community.

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