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The 3 Bin System for urban households and duplexes will now allow ALL food (including meat and bones) and garden waste to be collected weekly from the organics green lid bin.

Currently we are only saving 42% of our waste from going to landfill. The State Government requires all Councils in NSW to divert 70% of our waste away from landfill by 2022.

Your food and garden organics waste, placed in the green lid bin, will be processed into a high quality compost to be used by farmers and local residents to improve soil quality.

Tweed is proud to join the 28 other NSW councils that have so far implemented the recommended 3 Bin System, all practising more responsible waste management and cost efficient solutions for their residents.

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The green organics bin is for ALL food scraps (including meat and bones and garden waste). Also tissues, food-soiled paper products, newspaper, and compostable products (excluding nappies)
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Council offers all eligible urban households a FREE kitchen caddy and an initial supply of compostable liners to help sort and separate your kitchen waste. Find out more info on liners and caddies
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The yellow recycling bin is for glass bottles/jars, rigid plastic bottles and containers, metal and aluminium cans, clean paper products, newspapers and long-life cartons
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The red landfill bin is for items that cannot be reused, recycled or composted. This includes nappies and pet waste, soft plastics and plastic bags


Overall Waste Saved from Landfill

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the 3 Bin System start and when will the green lid organics bin be delivered?
Delivery of the green lid bins will start near the end of May 2017. If you currently have a green lid bin, your green lid will be swapped over, clearly stating it accepts all food and garden waste.
Are there extra costs involved?
Households that already have a green lid bin, with the Multi-Bin System are unlikely to experience any increased cost when the organics service is introduced. About 70 per cent of eligible urban households already have the optional green lid bin.
Households that do not currently have a green lid bin will have a marginal increase in their waste costs, which are part of the annual waste management fees paid with your rates.
However, the 3 Bin Service will bring cost benefits for the community and ratepayers because organics
Why is Council implementing this service?
The current level of household waste saved from landfill in the Tweed is 42 per cent. The NSW Government has set a target for all NSW councils to divert at least 70 per cent of waste from landfill, by recycling and reusing materials where possible.
Last Updated: 06 October 2017