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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.

Change of Collection Days - Christmas Day 2019 and New Years Day 2020

For Castlemaine residents that normally have a Wednesday bin collection (which this year falls on Christmas Day and New Years Day) your bins will be collected on Saturday 28 December 2019 (instead of Wednesday 25 December) and Saturday 4 January 2020 (instead of Wednesday 1 January). We apologise for any inconvenience.

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:

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

  • 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

To find out more regarding:

• who is entitled to receive a service;
• responsibilities of residents using the service; and
• responsibilities of Council providing the service.

please read the detailed Procedural Guidelines - Council Bin Collection Services.

Bin size and collection

Our standard bin size is 80 litres and costs $433.00 per year. The charge will appear on your annual rates notice.

You can upsize to an 140 litre waste bin which would cost $628.00 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.

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 our waste contractors Veolia Environmental.

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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