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Hurstville City Council's waste collection services are carried out on Tuesdays and Fridays by SITA Environmental Solutions. To identify what day your rubbish is collected and your collection zone please click pdf icon Waste Collection Zones (356.31kB). To view the current Waste Services Collection Calendar please click pdf icon 2013-2014 Waste Services Calendars (2.86MB).

Council provides each single dwelling in the Hurstville LGA with a 120 litre red lid bin for general household waste. This bin is collected on your zoned collection day. Please refer to the bin presentation guidelines to ensure your bin is emptied.

Unit blocks are provided with one 240 litre red lid bin to share between four (4) units. These bins are collected twice weekly. Council's waste contractor, SITA Environmental Services, places your bins on the kerb for emptying and returns them to the bin area after collection.

Additional red lid bins are available for single dwellings upon request to Council. Fees are applicable and applications must be made on the Residential Waste and Recycling Services Application Form. Down the application form here pdf icon Residential Waste and Recycling Services Application 2013-2014 (109.58kB)

All new residential developments must obtian the appropriate type and number of bins prior to occupation. New bins can be ordered by completing the Residential Waste and Recycling Application Form. Download the form here pdf icon Residential Waste and Recycling Services Application 2013-2014 (109.58kB)

What can go in my general waste bin?

      YES

    •       Food scraps
    •       Meat trays
    •       General household rubbish
    •       Nappies
    •       Polystyrene foam
    •       Broken crockery, glassware and mirrors

What should not go in my general waste bin?      

      NO

    •       Recycable material
    •       Garden organics
    •       Paints, oils, chemicals
    •       Buidling materials
    •       Syringes & medical waste

For a visual image of what can and cannot go into your red lid bin please click here pdf icon General Waste bin sticker (1.60MB)

How should bins be placed for collection?

To ensure your bins are emptied follow the guidelines below:

    •       Ensure your bins do not weigh more than 70kg
    •       Space your bins at least 30cm apart with the Council logo facing the front and the bin handles facing your property
    •       Bin lids must be completely closed - overfilling bins may result in spillages
    •       Do not place bins under trees, low powerlines or other overhead obstructions
    •       Do not place bins behind parked cars
    •       Place your bin out for colelction on the evening prior to your collection day

What do I do if my bin is damaged, stolen or lost?

Please phone the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390 to report your missing or damaged bin.

Can I order an extra garbage bin?

Additional red lid bins are available for single dwellings upon request to Council. Fees are applicable and applications must be made on the Residential Waste and Recycling Application Form. Download the form here pdf icon Residential Waste and Recycling Services Application 2013-2014 (109.58kB)

How do I order bins for a new development?

New waste services bins can ordered through Council by completing the Residential Waste and Recycling Application form. Download the form here pdf icon Residential Waste and Recycling Services Application 2013-2014 (109.58kB)

Why wasn't my bin emptied?

Your bin may not have been emptied for one of the following reasons:

    •       You out your bin out too late
    •       The bin was too heavy (maximum weight is 70kg)
    •       The bin was placed out too close to trees, a light pole or a parked car
    •       The bin handles were not facing your property
    •       The bin lid was not closed completely
    •       The bin was contaminated

Usually the bin will be stickered or a card placed in your letterbox explaining why it was not collected. Please contact the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390 if you have any questions.

Where does my waste go after it is collected?

All general household rubbish goes to the Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Park.

 
 
Reduce your rubbish

Reducing the waste you dispose of as rubbish is an excellent way to help the environment.

Some suggestions:

  • compost or use a worm farm to dispose of your food and vegetable scraps
  • buy goods with recyclable packaging or as little packaging as possible
  • take your own reusable bag with you when you shop
  • repair things that break rather than replacing them
  • give away useful items to charity or sell them, rather than throwing away
  • rent appliances instead of buying them
  • buy durable goods that will last longer
  • use durable storage containers rather than keeping food in cling wrap or foil.

More information

pdf icon Single dwellings service information brochure (6.14MB)

pdf icon Multi unit dwelling service information brochure (5.04MB)

pdf icon General Waste bin sticker (1.60MB)

pdf icon Recycling Plastics Brochure (3.82MB)

 SITA Environmental Solutions - find your nearest waste management facility

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