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As a general rule:
To find out details of what goes in each bin, download SCRRApp, Council’s waste and recycling app.
Or you can look at the following pages for each bin:
Get SCRRApp, the Surf Coast Rubbish and Recycling App
Type in your address to get your next bin pickup days
Download the calendar for your bin pickups.
Please put your bins out the night before collection or prior to 5.30am on the day of collection.
Under Council’s Local Law, bins must not be placed on the kerbside more than 24 hours before your scheduled collection day, and emptied bins should be returned to the property within 48 hours after the collection.
The property owner is responsible for ensuring the bins are presented for collection and removed from the kerbside within these time frames.
Penalties may apply for bins left out for an extended period.
Place bins on the nature strip in front of your property where the collection vehicles can easily access them.
Bins should be one metre apart and one metre back from the street.
Also make sure the bins aren’t near obstructions like street signs, power poles, trees or vehicles.
You sure can. There are fees associated with it. Get more information on the form to apply for an extra or a larger bin.
You can also downsize any bins that are too big for your needs. There is no fee for downsizing your bins.
Kerbside bins remain the property of council, but you must look after them and keep them clean.
If a bin is stolen, lost or damaged, fill out a bin replacement form.
Some of our collection trucks are divided into two compartments (known as split body trucks), allowing them to collect both your recycling and your general waste. The collections are kept separate within the truck and then dropped off at the recycling facility and the landfill.
You’ll usually see these trucks in smaller townships, where there are less properties to collect waste from. Using just one truck for both waste streams means fewer trucks travelling on our roads.
Have you recently built a new home? If your occupancy certificate has been issued, you can now apply for your kerbside bin service. The service is optional for rural households.
Rural garbage collection application
Urban garbage collection application
Not sure if your property is rural or urban?
Download the map(PDF, 360KB) to see which area your property is in, or contact us on 5261 0600.
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.
If you choose not to use Council's service, you will need to manage your own waste, and will not receive a waste charge. Here are some ideas on how to manage your own waste:
Apply for rural waste collection
All properties receive a:
Check out what's accepted at the transfer stations
Find out what to do with ewaste
See how to recycle other items
Holiday home owners/part time residents can drop off recyclables and a small amount of general household waste at any time when leaving Surf Coast Shire.
Please do not place green waste, furniture or white goods at the after-hours collection points. Keep recyclables loose - not in plastic bags, or else they won't be recycled.
We have resources on our website and have worked with real estate agents and homeowners to help people who manage holiday homes ensure their guests understand the waste collection system.
If you manage a holiday home and still have questions, please get in touch so we can help you find what will work best at your property.
We suggest you encourage your visitors and guests to download SCRRApp, the Surf Coast Rubbish and Recycling App. It’s free and will tell them what goes in each bin, when the bins need to go out, and which bins should go on the kerb.
No. Our kerbside waste service requires everyone to have the correct items in the correct bins. This requires the use of all four bins.
Rural properties can still choose whether or not they receive the service as a whole.
We'd love to help you get the most out of the four bin service. Get in touch so we can discuss what's going into your bins.
After that if the service isn't right for your household you can get an larger or additional bin for a fee.