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Bin collection, waste and recycling

Find out bins sizes, stolen or damaged bins and how to request a bin collection service.

Waste management

Council offers waste and recycling kerbside collection services to designated areas across the Shire. We also offer two transfer stations for community use in Castlemaine and Maldon.

Residential kerbside collections

General waste rubbish bins are collected each week. Recycling bins are collected fortnightly. It is important that you place the right items in each bin.

To find out the collection day in your area check the Waste and Recycling Collection Calendar.

  • To ensure your bins are emptied:
  • Place bins out before 6.00am on your collection day (i.e. place out the night before)
  • Place bin close to the gutter with the handles facing your house
  • Place your garbage and recycling bins at least one metre apart
  • Place only approved recyclables in the recycling bin
  • Please do not overfill or place anything on top of the bins

Read our Guide to Residential Recycling and Waste Services to learn more about what goes in which bin or see our page on Recycling

Bin size and collection

Our standard bin size is 80 litres and costs $405.00 per year. The charge will appear on your annual rates notice.

You can upsize to an 140 litre waste bin which would cost $570.00 per year.

The recycling fee is included within the waste charge.

If you would like to upsize or downsize your bins please use our Online Request Form - Change my Bin Size.

Public holidays

If your bin collection falls on Good Friday, Christmas Day or New Years Day your bin will be collected the following day.

What do I do if my bin was missed during collection?

To report a missed bin please use our Online Request Form for Missed Bin Collection and we will inform Wheelie Waste, Council’s waste contractors.

Please ensure your bin is clearly placed outside the front of your property. It will be collected the day following your request being received.

Missing, stolen or damaged bins

To report a stolen bin please use our Online Request Form for Stolen / Missing Bin

To report a damaged bin, please use our Online Request Form for Damaged Bin

How do I request a new collection service?

To request a new collection service, please use our Online Request Form for New Collection Service

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