Bins and Rubbish Collection

 

Information about rubbish collection routes, getting a new bin, what to do when moving address correct bin placement and keeping your bins in good condition.

Rubbish Collection

Our rubbish collection service is provided by our contractor Solo Resource Recovery to all households in townships and some properties in the rural areas. Recycling and green organics are collected fortnightly on the same day as your rubbish.

There are no changes to the scheduled collection days on public holidays. However, bins are to be out by 2.00am for collection on Christmas Day.

Rubbish Routes

You can find out information about your collection days from the Recycling and Waste Guide that is mailed to residents at the end of August each year. The Recycling and Waste Guide is also available for download in the Related Information section on this page, along with the Large Print Recycling and Green Organics Calendars.

You can also find out your collection days online using our interactive map, which shows if a particular road is on the designated rubbish route.

Some property owners who are not on a rubbish collection route may still receive a service by taking their bins to a collection point on an adjacent road where the service is provided. Contact Solo Resource Recovery to find out if you are able to receive a nearby waste collection service on 5633 2009 or for more information contact us on 5624 2411.

Missed Bins

If your bin has not been collected on the scheduled day, contact Solo Resource Recovery as soon as possible on 5633 2009.

Starting a New Rubbish Service

Property owners who require a new rubbish service can complete an application form at our Customer Service Centres at Warragul or Drouin or can download the relevant application form in the Related Information section on this page, then lodging the completed application form at our Customer Service Centre or email it to Council at bawbaw@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au

2019-20 Charges

Residential Service for Households:

  • Rubbish service is $384.00 per year, which includes the collection of rubbish, recycling and green organics.
  • Additional rubbish bin is $87.00 per year.
  • Additional recycling bin is $49.00 per year.
  • Additional green organics bin is $74.00 per year.

Commercial Service:

  • 120 litre rubbish service is $420.00 per year for a weekly collection of rubbish and recycling.
  • 240 litre rubbish service is $496.00 per year for a weekly collection of rubbish and recycling.
  • Green organics collection is $74.00 per year for a fortnightly collection.
  • Additional recycling bin/s available for $50.20 per bin per year.
  • Bin upgrade of a 120 litre rubbish bin to a 240 litre rubbish bin is $76.00 per year.

The commercial rubbish service is an optional service.

Due to limited space in the Warragul central business district, commercial properties have the option of two pickups per week on a Tuesday and Friday, using one set of bins.

The second collection is at the cost of an additional commercial service.

Bin Information

Lost, Damaged or Stolen Bins

Damaged or stolen bins will be replaced free of charge. If your bin is damaged or stolen, contact Solo Resource Recovery on 5633 2009.

Moving Address

When you move house your bins must be left with the property for use by the next occupant. Bins remain with the property as part of the service provided.

Requesting Additional Bins

Residential Bins 

Residential property owners needing additional rubbish, recycling or green organics bins can request these at the following costs:

  • Additional 120 litre rubbish bin is $87.00 per year
  • Additional 240 litre recycling bin is $49.00 per year
  • Additional 240 litre green organics bin is $74.00 per year

You can request additional bins by completing the application form(PDF, 244KB) or call Council customer service on 5624 2411.

Commercial Bins 

A standard commercial service can be upgraded from a 120 litre rubbish bin to a 240 litre rubbish bin for an additional cost of $76.00 per year.

A fortnightly green organics collection can be provided to commercial properties at a cost of $74.00 per year.

Commercial properties can now apply for additional recycling bins at a cost of $50.20 per bin per year.

You can request additional bins by completing the application form(PDF, 233KB) and making payment at our Customer Service Centres in Warragul and Drouin or call 5624 2411.

Bin Placement

  • Bins should be placed on the nature strip before 6am on the day of collection with the front edge of the bin about 50cm from the back of the kerb and the wheels facing away from the road. Bins must be removed from the road reserve reasonably soon after being emptied.
  • Where kerbing is not present, for example in rural areas, bins must be placed at a safe location for emptying, between 50cm and 1 metre from the edge of the seal (or as agreed by the collection contractor).
  • In CBD areas bins must be put out no earlier than 4pm the day before collection and removed no later than 10am the day after collection. Repeat offenders will be liable for a fine after the issue of a warning.
  • Bins will not be emptied if the lid is left open or rubbish is overhanging from the bin. Please also ensure that bag ties are not hanging out of the bin.
  • The 240 litre recycling bin must be placed so that it can be emptied first (traffic approach side).
  • Bins should weigh no more than 75-80 kgs and be spaced at least 30cm apart.
  • Bagged items only should be placed in rubbish bins, with no loose items.

Unacceptable Rubbish:

  • Hot ashes or liquids
  • Corrosive or flammable items
  • Builders rubble

Cleaning Your Bin

You can keep bins free of odour by cleaning them regularly with soapy water and a broom or handheld brush.