Waste Collection

Kerbside Waste Collection 


  • Place your bin on the kerbside/roadside the night before collection day. Some property owners are asked to place their bins on the opposite side of the property to make the collection schedule more efficient. 
  • Building materials, pipes, wires, planks of wood and concrete are not domestic waste and must not be placed in your garbage bin. If you have any waste you wish to dispose of that is not domestic waste, please contact Council for advice on disposal.
  • The lifting arms on our vehicles have a weight capacity of 80 kg and cannot lift over that amount. Large items (eg concrete) can create havoc with our compaction unit and therefore cannot be collected.
  • Put loose plastic bags and non-recyclable paper inside another before placing them in bins. This helps stop them from "flying away" as the bin is emptied.


New collection days from 1 July - please place your bin in the same location outside your property as you did previously.


COLLECTION DAYS - Download a collection calendar
  • Food and Organic Waste (FOGO) collection (green lid): Weekly on a Monday
  • Recycling (yellow lid): Every second Wednesday
  • Garbage collection: Every second Wednesday

Darlington Point

COLLECTION DAYS - Download a collection calendar
  • Food and Organic Waste (FOGO) collection (green lid): Weekly on a Tuesday 
  • Recycling (yellow lid): Every second Thursday 
  • Garbage collection: Every second Thursday


COLLECTION DAYS - Download a collection calendar
  • Food and Organic Waste (FOGO) collection (green lid): Weekly on a Monday
  • Recycling (yellow lid): Every second Wednesday
  • Garbage collection: Every second Wednesday
Coleambally and Jerilderie Waste Depots have a Community Recycling Centre

How we will transition to our new bin service

Download the flyer for your town to find out when you will receive your new bin/s and what you need to do.  Don't worry if your red lid hasn't been changed over before the new service starts. The community groups will continue to change these over the next few weeks.

Darlington Point

Download the Kerbside Waste Guide.
Download the Business Waste Sorting Guide (to use near your work bins)

What goes in your green-lid Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) bin?

Read more

What goes in your red-lid garbage bin?

  • Bicycle tyres, rope, strapping
  • Broken crockery and glass
  • Broken toys (no batteries)
  • Cookware, crockery, water or wine glasses
  • Foam and polystyrene
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Hoses or dripper lines
  • Mirrors
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Old clothes and shoes
  • Paper that is waxed, food stained, or coated with plastic or aluminium, eg tetra containers for juice
  • Personal care items
  • Plastic bags and soft plastics
  • Pet waste
  • Soft plastics and plastic bags
  • Sand, dirt and clay 
  • Shredded paper
  • Takeaway coffee or milkshake cups

What goes in your yellow-lid recycling bin?

Please rinse items first. Put lids in separately.

  • Aluminium trays, cans and foil (scrunched up to the size of an orange)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • All paper, cardboard, newspaper, magazines and advertising brochures (not shredded) (no smaller than a business card)
  • Rigid plastics in recycling triangle: 1, 2, 5 only 
  • Steel cans and containers, including aerosols

NO These items can’t go in your yellow-lid recycling bin

  • Coffee or milkshake cups
  • Cookware, crockery, water or wine glasses
  • Hoses or dripper lines
  • Mirrors
  • Paper that is waxed, food stained, or coated with plastic or aluminium, eg tetra containers for juice
  • Shredded paper
  • Soft plastics and plastic bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Electrical appliances
  • Clothing or linen
  • Light bulbs or batteries - take these to our Council offices/CRCs at Coleambally and Jerilderie landfills
  • Food or garden waste
  • Nappies
  • NO items tied up in plastic bags

Where does my recycling go?

This information is provided by Kurrajong Recycling in Wagga Wagga.

Australian and international markets for recycled materials determine where we can sell your recycled materials. 

Glass bottles and jars are intentionally broken during the sorting process and some is sold to a Brisbane company to make new containers. Most glass is crushed and sold to councils and businesses for road making, pipe-laying backfill, and site stabilisation around buildings or sites such as sewage treatment works.

Victorian, NSW, Queensland and international companies buy our number 1, 2 and 5 plastics, which are the most saleable plastics. These companies may process and on-sell these plastics, or make new products such as pallets, irrigation pipes, soft drink, shampoo and detergent bottles, outdoor furniture, carpet fibres, fleece jackets, fence posts, bollards, plumbing pipe fittings, and compost bins.

As Australia has no rolling mills and very few smelting facilities, companies on-sell our aluminium to South Korean and other international companies for rolling and smelting and then reuse by industry. Recycled aluminium is used to make aluminium cans, automotive engines, window and door frames, saucepans and other homewares.

Our steel cans are purchased by a company in Albury that on-sells to foundries in Australia, NZ, Asia and India. And an international company that distributes steel to their Australian steel mills and international customers. A local metal business is the sole buyer for all steel scrap metal. Steel is recycled into new steel cans, cars, construction steel, aeroplanes and train tracks. Unlike recycled plastics, paper and cardboard; steel and aluminium can be recycled indefinitely.

Currently, three companies buy bales of cardboard for pulping and remanufacturing into new products. These materials are processed locally and abroad and used in manufacturing cardboard boxes, paper bags, egg cartons, cereal boxes, newspaper, toilet rolls and kitty litter. The layers of paper used in its construction make cardboard more durable than paper.

The paper is processed into bales of shredded (from the document destruction service) and un-shredded mixed or white paper. The paper is purchased and processed by a number of Australian and international companies. Some shredded paper is sold for packaging and animal bedding. Paper and cardboard are recycled into similar products such as cardboard boxes, fruit and egg cartons, cereal boxes, newspaper, toilet rolls, insulation, kitty litter, and small animal bedding and litter.

E-waste contains large amounts of plastic, and precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, nickel, zinc, aluminium and copper. Most disassembled e-waste is taken to Melbourne. The cabling, circuit boards, glass, metals and plastics are then processed or on-sold as raw materials for making new products in Australia and overseas. Dismantled Perspex TV and computer screens are used by a Wagga Wagga business.

How does Kurrajong Recycling process my recycling?

Your items are sorted from your yellow-lid bin mechanically and by hand into glass, paper and cardboard, three different plastics (numbers 1, 2 and 5 as these are easily sold), aluminium and steel. They are then compressed into bales that are tied with wire.

Glass is intentionally broken or crushed during the sorting process. It is stored in piles and then sold nationally and internationally to manufacturers and/or on-sellers.

Non-recyclable items such as plastic bags, bedding and hoses are called ‘contamination’. These are removed from the conveyor belt by hand and sent to landfill.

Bulky waste and green waste collections

Council holds various bulky waste collection days throughout the year. More information

Related Pages

Waste Depots (Landfills/Tips)

Council operates waste disposal sites (waste depots/landfills) at Coleambally, Darlington Point and Jerilderie.

Bulky Waste and Green Waste Kerbside Collection

We hold an annualĀ bulky waste and green waste kerbside collection.