Residential Waste

Rubbish is collected Monday to Friday mornings.

Find your collection day (map tool).

Waste Services - how they work, excess rubbish, and fees (93KB).

To check fees (incl pensioner) go to our fees & charges and search on the words "domestic waste".


Red Bin - Standard Rubbish

The standard waste service is one red-lid 60 litre bin per week for each residential premises.

The standard waste service is one 240 litre bin per four units in a shared complex.

Please put your bins out the night before collection day, near the kerb, and where they don't block pedestrian, bicycle or vehicle access.

Please note:

  • If you are a new owner, please confirm your new waste charges correspond with the bin you're 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 emptied.    
  • Cardboard boxes, rubbish bags or any other waste receptacles other than the approved bin for a house or unit will not be emptied.
  • Any bin which is in a condition likely to cause injury will not be emptied.
  • We recommend that you number your waste bin(s) clearly to avoid a charge for someone else's extra garbage.
  • Red-lid 60 litre bins are emptied manually, so bins that are overloaded or exceed the size limits, will not be emptied unless excess waste arrangements have been made.

Yellow Bin - Recycle Rubbish

A free yellow-lid bin is allocated to each property and collected on the same collection day, and this bin is for comingled recycling.

Find out what items are accepted or not accepted (3MB).



The standard service is charged a standard flat fee, to check fees go to our fees & charges and search on the words "domestic waste".


Excess Waste

Arrange a one-off disposal of excess rubbish - purchase an excess waste sticker from us to stick on an extra 60 litre standard bin (or it will not be emptied), and if you are a tenant sharing an extra 240 litre mobile bin then stick on four paid stickers - to check fees go to our fees & charges and search on the words "domestic waste".

Arrange a permanent increase to your waste service - to use larger than a red-lid 60 litre bin, or additional bin, please complete an Excess Domestic Waste Service form below, and contact us when you buy your bin. If you are a tenant then apply through your agent or property owner. To check fees go to our fees & charges and search on the words "domestic waste".

Excess Domestic Waste Service - single dwelling (209KB)

Excess Domestic Waste Service - multi dwelling (41KB)


Clean ups

We also have FREE pickup service, on alternate Mondays, that needs to be booked for - Household clean up and Green clean up.


Where does our Waste go?

North Sydney Council sends its general waste to an Alternative Waste Treatment Facility UR-3R at Eastern Creek. The waste is processed and approximately 60% is diverted from landfill in the form of a compost for mine rehabilitation. Take a tour with Costa (ABC Gardening Aust) in the following video:



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