The kerbside service is designed for typical residential waste collection, and household rubbish generated by rural residents shouldn’t differ too much from that of an urban household.
If you are running a farm or agricultural business that produces more waste than the standard kerbside service accepts, consider a second/larger landfill bin, or opting out of the service altogether and managing your own waste.
Rural residents have a choice
Residents of properties that are classified as rural have a choice of whether or not to use Council's kerbside waste collection service.
If you choose to use Council's service, you will use the four bin system.
While many rural households manage most of their organics at home, Council’s FOGO service accepts items you wouldn’t put in home compost or give to your chickens like avocado stones, spicy leftovers, onions, citrus, rotten food and more. These things should not be in the landfill bin anymore.
If you choose not to use Council's service, you will need to manage your own waste.
Ways to do this include:
- Compost your own food and garden organics on your property.
- Feed food waste to pets or livestock.
- Engage a private company to collect your waste.
- Take your waste to the transfer station yourself.