Regular household waste collection is one of the many important services provided by council for the local community.

In this section you will find information about:

Household waste collection

Ordinary household waste is collected weekly and recycling is collected fortnightly across the shire. A garden waste collection service is also available for a small extra fee. Find out more about this service here.

Waste bins are provided by council:

Waste bin (red lid)                 Weekly                        80-litre OR 140-litre

Recycling bin (yellow lid)     Fortnightly                   240-litre OR a larger 360-litre

For households with medical requirements, six or more family members (medical evidence or Medicare required) a 240-litre waste bin is available.

Smaller 140-litre recycling bins are available to the elderly and people living in units at the same cost as the larger 240-litre and 360-litre bins.

To order new kerbside bins or to change the size of your current kerbside bins, please contact council on 1300 666 535.

If your bin has been stolen, you must complete a Stolen Bin Report before it can be replaced.  

To find out when your bins are collected, please speak with customer service on 1300 666 535.

Kerbside collection in rural areas

Waste and recycling services are available to rural customers situated within a reasonable distance from existing collection routes. To apply for a service, complete and submit the Rural Waste & Recycle Service Application Form or contact the Customer Contact Centre on 1300 666 535.

In order to receive a waste and recycling collection service, a rural road number must be displayed at the front of the property where the bins are to be collected. If you do not already have a rural road number, you can obtain one from council by completing the Rural Road Number Application Form.

Collection costs

Waste              80-litre bin                                           $205

                         140-litre bin                                       $258

                         240-litre bin (conditions apply)             $258

Recycling       140-litre, 240-litre, 360-litre bin               $57

Correct bin placement

Remember to place your bins at your kerbside the night before they are due for collection. Bins should be placed out on the nature strip:

  • parallel to the kerb with the lid opening onto the road
  • away from overhead trees
  • away from power poles or street signs
  • away from parked cars
  • spaced at least 30 cm away from other bins.

If you live at the end of a court, place your bins at the straight part of the road, trucks cannot manoeuvre fully to collect bins at the end of a court.

Recycling

There are many items you can now recycle including:

  • glass bottles and jars
  • milk and juice cartons
  • aluminium/tin/steel cans including aerosol cans
  • plastics with recycle symbols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 including milk, juice, soft drink, detergent, shampoo bottles, margarine, yoghurt and ice cream containers
  • paper products including letters, envelopes, advertising material, newspapers, magazines cardboard, telephone books, work and school papers

Find out more in our Waste & Recycling - A-Z Guide.

Recycling ‘Don’ts’

Remember DO NOT place the following items in your recycling bin (yellow lid bin)

  • general rubbish
  • plastic film, including plastic bags.

Put all recyclables in the bin loose – do not put them in plastic bags.

Tips to reduce your waste

Campaspe Shire Council wants to ensure a healthier environment by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. This also reduces waste disposal costs.

Recycle more

Understand what can be recycled. Recycle more from the office, tearoom, bathroom, garden shed and garage. Items such as plastics, paper, steel, aluminium, cardboard containers and many other items can be recycled.

Compost

Veggie scraps, fruit peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds, leaves, grass, branches and even small amount of paper and newspaper make great compost.

There are many composting systems available including worm farms, compost bins or kitchen composting systems like the Bokashi Bin.

Garden greener

Things such as small loose garden prunings, leaves, weeds, grass clippings, flowers and small branches can be put in the garden organics “green lid” bin. This waste is then turned into mulch which you can access for free, find out more here.

 

Information about transfer stations locations and times, disposal costs, can be found here.