Three Bin System

Background of Better Bins Project

Through the Waste Authority’s Better Bins project, the City plans to upgrade its current two bin waste collection service to:

  • 140-litre red-lidded waste bin
  • 360-litre yellow-lidded recycling bin
  • 240-litre lime green-lidded green waste bin

Notable changes:

  • Increased size of recycling bin
  • Addition of third lime green-lidded green waste bin
  • Red lid on waste bin replaces dark green
  • Reduced size of waste bin

Purpose of bin upgrade

  • Improves residents' disposal behaviour by reducing waste to landfill
  • Increased recycling capacity
  • Larger recycling bin reduces carbon footprint of weekly recycling by half
  • Reduction of approximately 20% of waste to landfill by capturing green waste for mulching

Project Timing

Since August 2015 all new and replacement services have been receiving the 140-litre red-lidded waste bin and 360-litre recycling bin. The project is still in its development stages, and is divided into two sections: the upgrade and the new green waste collection service. The City is aiming for the changeover to begin after Easter 2017 and it is expected to take around six to eight weeks. The new green waste service is scheduled to begin in July 2017.

For more information on the project visit the Waste and Recycling Collection page.


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