What to do on your rubbish collection day
Put your food scraps bin out for collection on your council rubbish collection day.
How to place your bins
- Put your food scraps bin out with the handle up - this locks the lid and prevents spills.
- Put your food scraps bin out to the side of your wheelie bins (not in front, behind, or between wheelie bins) - leave a large gap between bins so they don't get knocked over.
Our rubbish and recycling trucks have mechanical arms that need space to operate safely.
Where possible, put rubbish, recycling, and food scraps bins away from power poles, trees, parked cars, other bins, and other obstructions.
This will help our drivers find your food scraps bin and will stop your food scraps bin being knocked over by the mechanical arm.
If you share the berm with your neighbours, put your food scraps bins together in a cluster.
This will make more room for your rubbish and recycling bins.
Find out what to do if there's a problem with your bin or collection.
How to keep your food scraps bin clean
- Use a compostable bin liner for your kitchen caddy or wrap your food scraps in newspaper.
- You can also line your kitchen caddy and kerbside bin with paper bags, newspaper, or a paper towel to soak up any liquid - do not use plastic bags.
- Store your food scraps in the fridge or freezer.
- Rinse your kerbside bin regularly to avoid smells.
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