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Bins are collected on all public holidays, including Christmas and Boxing Day (25–26 December), and New Year's Day (1 January). There are no changes to collections on any public holiday.

Using Your Bins

The Bins

The standard service for most residential properties is:

  • 360-litre recycling bin (yellow lid), collected fortnightly
  • 240-litre green waste bin (lime green lid), collected on the alternative fortnight to recycling
  • 140-litre waste bin (red lid), collected weekly
Example of the three bins available to the City's residents.

Bin Placement

Search for your bin collection days on NEAR ME.

Bins are to be placed on the kerb by 6am on your bin collection day, with the wheels facing the house.

Each week two bins are placed out:

  • Week 1: Waste bin (red lid) and recycling bin (yellow lid)
  • Week 2: Waste bin (red lid) and green waste bin (green lid)

What to Place into Each Bin

For guidelines on what to place in each bin please see the Bin Collection Flyer (below), or view this instructional video:

An A-Z guide on where to dispose of waste and recycling is available in the table below. Please email the City if you have any further questions on recycling or some suggestions to update the A-Z guide. 

Post-Collection Journey of Waste and Recycling

​Once the truck empties the bin, the contents of you bin are taken to different locations for processing:

  • ​Waste bin (red lid) - waste is landfilled at the Millar Road Landfill.
  • Recycling bin (yellow lid) - recyclables are processed at a Material Recovery Facility in Bibra Lake.
  • ​Green waste bin (green lid) - green waste is composted at a facility in North Bannister.

For more information on this journey, an infographic can be downloaded from the table below.

Infographic showing what happens to the waste in each bin once it is collected.

Information Title Size and Format
Guidelines for using bins Bin Collection Flyer  PDF 187 kb
Waste Collection Strategy 2015 Waste Collection Strategy PDF 1.3 MB
What happens to your waste Infographic - Journey of Waste PDF 339 kb
A-Z Guide on where to dispose of waste A-Z Household Waste Disposal Guide PDF 230 kb

New or Broken Bins

To obtain a new bin or to have your bin repaired, please contact the City on 9528 0333. Please allow 7 days for your new bin to be available.

Bin delivery days:
Wednesdays - Baldivis, Karnup (including Vista Estate), Secret Harbour, Golden Bay and Singleton.
Fridays - Rockingham, Hillman, Cooloongup, Shoalwater, Safety Bay, Waikiki, Warnbro and Port Kennedy.

Bins belong to the City of Rockingham and should not be removed from the property.

Change your bin service 

Owners of a property (ratepayers) can change their waste service by requesting an additional bin or cancelling an additional service, by filling out one of the below forms:

Title Type Size and format
Residential Property - Form to Change Waste Service Document PDF 104 kb
Commercial Property - Form to Change Waste Service Document PDF 111 kb

New bin collection service

From May to June of 2017, the City upgraded the standard bin collection system through the Waste Authority's Better Bins program. The new system will divert additional recyclables and green waste from landfill, helping the City reach is aim to exceed state recovery targets of 65% of 2020. The new collection system has already doubled the recovery rate to 47%.

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