What Goes In My Bin
For information on missed bin collections, bin repairs or replacments please contact the Wastehotline on  1800 079 390

Using bins correctly

Domestic Bin

Bin contents go to

What goes in this bin?

What cannot go in this bin?

Red lidded bin Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility and landfill Any rubbish that cannot be recycled Building material and asbestos
Yellow lidded bin Material recycling facility Aluminium cans, glass bottles and jars, paper and cardboard, plastic containers, bottles and steel cans Plastic bags, food and liquid
Green lidded bin Organic resource recovery facility Leaves, small branches, twigs, flowers and grass clippings Food scraps, and pet waste

Additional bins can be requested via the below forms and submitted to council.

We can refuse bin collection if the following rules are not followed. Bins must be:

  • Uncontaminated and weigh less than 60kg (for 120 litre) or 70kg (for 240 litre)
  • Placed at kerbside the night before collection day with lids opening towards the street
  • Placed one metre away from parked cars or trees.
To view your relevant 2019 Waste and recycling collection calendar, view the content linked below.

Peakhurst, Mortdale and Hurstville Wards​

Blakehurst and Kogarah Bay Wards

2020 Waste Calendar, Tuesday House A

2020 Waste Calendar, Wednesday House A

2020 Waste Calendar, Tuesday House B

2020 Waste Calendar, Wednesday House B

2020 Waste Calendar, Friday House A

2020 Waste Calendar, Wednesday Unit A

2020 Waste Calendar, Friday House B

2020 Waste Calendar, Wednesday Unit B


For further information on Council's waste and recycling services, contact the Wastehotline on 1800 079 390.


Useful forms

Trade waste and recycling services application
Request for additional bins and or new services
Special waste services (large family/medical condition)

Disposing of plastics

Polyethylene Terephthalate
Soft drink bottles, mineral water, fruit juice container, cooking oil
High-density polyethylene
Milk jugs, cleaning agents, laundry detergents, bleaching agents, shampoo bottles, washing and shower soaps
Polyvinyl chloride
Crushed bottles, shopping bags, highly-resistant sacks and most wrappings
Low-density polyethylene

crushed bottles, shopping bags, highly-resistant sacks and most of the wrappings
Furniture, consumers, luggage, toys as well as bumpers, lining and external borders of the cars
Toys, hard packing, refrigerator trays, cosmetic bags, costume jewellery, CD cases, vending cups
Other plastics including acrylic, polycarbonate, polyactic fibres, nylon, fibreglass

The easiest way to make the right decision about disposing of plastics which do not contain the triangle guide, is by touch. If the plastic is soft and squidgy to touch it should go in the red lidded garbage bin. If the plastic is hard, it should go in the yellow lidded recycle bin.

Disposing of fruit and vegetable scraps

An alternative to using your red lidded bin to dispose of vegetable scraps is creating a composting system.  More information on this is available at the Compost Revolution website.

Return and earn - Container Deposit Scheme

Every year, more than 160 million drink containers end up as litter in NSW, hurting our environment and costing our community more than $162 million to clean up. The Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme, which was rolled out state-wide on December 2017, encourages people to return eligible containers and receive a 10 cent refund at hundreds of collection points and reverse vending machines across NSW. Participants can choose to donate their refund to charity. 

Residents wishing to continue to put eligible containers on the kerb side recycling will have their refund invested in improving waste services in your community.

More information including a map of locations within the Georges River Council area is available on the Return and Earn website.


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