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Tweed Shire Council uses a Multi-Bin System to collect residential waste and recyclables.

Tweed Shire Council has:

  • two different bin collection systems for Tweed residences:
    • a 3 Bin System collection service for urban houses and duplexes
    • a collection system for multi-unit developments (with more than two units) and rural residences
  • and a third optional system for commercial businesses

Information for all bin services

Do the right thing with your bin:
  • Keep your bins at least 50cm apart (preferably one metre apart where possible) and free from obstacles such as cars and trees
  • Place your bin out for collection with the wheels facing away from the kerb
  • Your bin needs to be put out before 6 am on your collection day or the night before, as collection times may vary
  • Ensure the lid of your bin can close so that waste is not spread around the street when emptied. Overfull or contaminated bins will not be collected and will be tagged and left un-serviced
  • Maximum bin weight is 60kg. The collection vehicle can service a bin of up to approximately 60kg. If the bin is difficult to wheel to the kerb due to weight, it may be too heavy and at risk of not being collected. Remove some items and place the lighter bin at the kerb ready for collection
Do the right thing with your bin

The urban 3 bin system

Since the introduction of the Urban 3 Bin System in July 2017, our residents went from saving 42% to 62% of our waste from going to landfill. This has assisted us to get closer to the NSW State Government requirement for all Councils to divert 70% of our waste from landfill by 2022.

The urban 3 bin system consists of:
  • 1 x 240L weekly green lid organics bin (also available in 140L). For further information about what goes in the organics bin, please visit Green Bin
  • 1 x 240L fortnightly yellow lid recycling bin (also available in 140L and 360L). For further information about what goes in the recycling bin, please visit Yellow Bin
  • 1 x 140L fortnightly red lid landfill bin (also available in 80L and 240L). For further information about what goes in the landfill bin, please visit Red Bin

The multi unit and rural area bin system

Tweed Shire Council uses a multi-bin system to collect waste and recyclables from rural, multi unit dwellings and commercial properties.

An optional user-pays organics green lid service is also available to rural and multi unit properties (available to the current urban service area).

The multi-bin system consists of:
  • 1 x 240L fortnightly yellow lid recycling bin (also available in 140L and 360L). For further information about what goes in the recycling bin, please visit Yellow Bin
  • 1 x 140L fortnightly red lid landfill bin (also available in 80L and 240L). For further information about what goes in the landfill bin, please visit Red Bin
  • an optional weekly green lid organics bin (available in 140L and 240L). For further information about what goes in the organics bin, please visit Green Bin

Commercial Organisations

Commercial organisations can elect to have their waste removed by Council or one of the many private waste collectors.

If you wish to use Council to collect your commercial waste, phone (02) 6670 2400 or 1300 292 872. For assistance in reducing your business waste and increasing recycling, visit Waste Reduction for Business.

Visit our Fees and Charges page for commercial costs.

In addition, if you are a café owner, become a responsible café to save money and reduce waste, and give incentives to customers to do the right thing by bringing their own cups. The goal is to change the game on single-use waste by nurturing a culture of reuse – see www.responsiblecafes.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my service day?

What can I do if I have lost something into a bin?

What happens with servicing on Public Holidays?

I have a yellow tag/orange sticker on my bin

How do I order new bins?

What if my bin is missed?

My bin has been damaged or stolen

How much do my bins cost me?

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