Red lid bins - landfill

Council’s red lid landfill waste collection is:

  • Collected every 2 weeks in urban areas (houses and duplexes).
  • Collected every week in multi-unit blocks and rural areas.

Red bin sizes Only items that that cannot be reused, recycled or composted go in your red bin. 

Red lid – goes to landfill

  • Switching to a smaller red bin saves you money
  • 80 L, 140 L and 240 L sizes available

To make a request or find out more, call 02 6670 2400 or email

What goes in a red bin?

Place these items in your red bin

  • All plastic bags, soft plastics and packaging, wrappers and bubble wrap
  • All nappies (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Bottle top lids
  • Broken crockery, ceramics
  • Cigarette butts
  • Coffee cups and pods
  • Fabric - soiled clothing, doonas, pillows
  • Food pouches
  • Hygiene items and wipes
  • Laminated paper, stickers, photos
  • Lightbulbs
  • String, twine, rope, wire
  • Treated timber
  • Toothpaste tube and toothbrushes
  • Pet waste and kitty litter
  • Polystyrene including meat trays, foam cups
  • Pyrex and glass
  • Plastic straws and cutlery
  • Wire, string, rope, hoses
  • Xrays

What doesn't go in a red bin?

Keep these out of your red bin

  • Batteries (car and household)
  • Building materials
  • Medical waste or sharps
  • Scrap metal
  • Car parts
  • Concrete
  • Gas bottles
  • Motor oil
  • Oil or paint
  • Smoke detectors
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent lights globes and tubes
  • Food and garden waste (place in green organics bin or other compost systems)
  • Hazardous materials (asbestos, chemicals, paint)

To find out what to do with these items search our waste wizard!

Bins in summer


  • Make sure all your bin lids close completely.
  • Store your bins in a shaded area if possible.
  • Place green bin out for weekly collection even if it’s not full.
  • Put prawn peelings, meat scraps and fish in the freezer until bin day.
  • Dispose of nappy waste in the toilet, then double bag with nappy bags before putting in the red bin (read about cloth nappies).
  • Layer your green bin with food waste, garden clippings and cardboard, to help keep flies away from your food scraps.
  • Maggots and fly eggs can be killed with boiling water.

For more information download our Fact sheet: 3 Bin System - Tips for summer(PDF, 663KB)