Waste and Recycling

We provide each residential property with a domestic waste service. This service includes the use of a garbage bin, a recycling bin, a green waste bin and two kerbside collections per year. 

Bin collection days vary from Monday to Friday depending on which suburb you live in. To identify which waste collection service applies to your property, please search for your address in Council’s Neighbourhood Maps.

A User Guide has been developed if you require further assistance with Council’s Neighbourhood Maps.

Peakhurst, Mortdale and Hurstville Wards​

Blakehurst and Kogarah Bay Wards

2018 Waste Calendar Zone A - Tuesday

2018 Waste Calendar Zone A - Wednesday (Houses)

2018 Waste Calendar Zone B - Tuesday

2018 Waste Calendar Zone B - Wednesday (Houses)

2018 Waste Calendar Zone A - Friday

2018 Waste Calendar Zone A - Wednesday (Unit)

2018 Waste Calendar Zone B - Friday

2018 Waste Calendar Zone B - Wednesday (Unit)

If you would like to order a waste collection calendar, please contact us.

Rubbish Bin and Collection Enquiries

For missed bin collections, bin repairs, stolen bins or kerbside clean up collectons, please contact the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390.

General Services 


Garbage Bin

Recycling Bin

Garden Waste Bin


120 litre
weekly removal

240 litre
fortnightly removal

240 litre
fortnightly removal


120 or 240 litre
weekly removal

240 litre
fortnightly removal

240 litre
fortnightly removal


240, 660 or 1100 litre
various frequencies

240 litre
weekly removal

240 litre
fortnightly removal

Bin sizes and amounts can be rearranged for special conditions and charges may apply.

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.

For further information on Council's waste and recycling service contact Council.

Using Bins Correctly 

Domestic Bin Bin contents go to What goes in this bin? What cannot go in this bin?
Red lidded bin Landfill Any rubbish that cannot be recycled Building materials, asbestos
Yellow lidded bin Material recycling facility Aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, paper and cardboard, plastic containers, bottles and
steel cans. 
Plastic bags, food, liquid
Green lidded bin Organic resource recovery facility All garden waste Food scraps, pet waste

Learn more about what items are acceptable and unacceptable in Georges River's Waste and Recycling system and how to use your bins correctly.

Kerbside Clean Up Collection Service

Throughout 2017 Council consulted the community on Council’s kerbside clean up collection service to help design and deliver a better service. This included a waste survey and consultations conducted at a number of our community events. The results drawn will form the basis of a cost-benefit analysis to be presented to Council for determination in March 2018. Until this determination is made, please contact our customer service team for more information on the kerbside collection service available for your property.

Learn more about the Kerbside Clean Up Collection Service.

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 recieve 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 kerbside 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 avaiable on the Return and Earn website.


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