How to use your bins

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Current two-bin service

The City currently provides a two-bin waste collection service to residents:

  • organic household waste: 240 litre bin with green lid – collected weekly
  • recycling: 240 litre or 360 litre* bin with yellow lid – collected fortnightly.

Future roll out of three-bin service (FOGO)

In 2019-20, the City will be rolling out the new Food Organic Garden Organic (FOGO) service. This service comprises a three-bin system, including:

  • Food Organic Garden Organic (FOGO): 240 litre bin with a lime green lid
  • Recycling (non-organic): 240 litre bin with a yellow lid
  • General waste: 140 litre bin with a red lid

The roll-out will include a high-profile education program to let people know what to put in each bin and how the system will work.

To find out more, view the City’s FOGO a go-go media release (31/5/18).

What goes in your bins

Acceptable recyclables

All items should be placed clean, dry and empty with lids removed and placed in the bin loosely. PLEASE ENSURE ITEMS ARE NOT TIED UP IN A PLASTIC BAG.

For more information on what can be recycled, head to the Recycle Right website.