Green waste bin

Find out your weekly green waste bin collection day by visiting or by checking the calendar on the front of your Waste Services Guide.

Your green bin is collected weekly and is taken to the Lake Macquarie Organics Resource Recovery Facility and processed into Australian Standard compost. It will be used on gardens, parks and in agriculture.

All food scraps and garden waste go into your green bin. Find out more information on what goes into which bin.

Tips on garden waste

What if my bin is missed or damaged

Please call our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

Can I order additional bins

You can order an extra 240 litre green waste service by simply applying online, or contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333. Fees and charges apply.

Order an extra 240 litre green waste service

What if I move to a new property

The green waste bin is the property of the waste contractor, is individually numbered and must remain at the property when you move. You can write your address on the bin but it cannot be used as a garbage or recycling bin, nor can the lid be changed.

To organise a green waste service for your new property, simply apply online or contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

Organise a green waste service

Contamination in your green waste bin

If unacceptable materials are found in your green waste bin, it may not be emptied. A sticker will be put on your bin and your bin will only be emptied once the offending items have been removed. If your green waste bin is stickered three times you will receive a final warning letter and if your bin is contaminated again your green waste service may be suspended.

What are the five key benefits of the green waste bin service

Special needs waste collection

Council provides a special needs waste collection service, commonly known as a Blue Dot Service for those who are unable to take their bin to and from the kerb due to a medical condition. Council will collect your bin from an agreed location from your property and return it to you emptied.

To apply for a Blue Dot Service, please complete and return the Blue Dot Service application form signed by your general practitioner.

Condition of service

Council reserves the right to establish alternative bin collection locations for residents and businesses as a condition of service provision, to ensure safe and efficient waste collection operations. Learn more about Waste Collection Services Terms and Conditions.

Page last updated: 14 February 2019