Kerbside Waste Service FAQs

How do I prepare my bin for collection?

  • Please have your bins out by 6am on the day of collection and make sure there is a space of 1 metre between your household waste bin and your recycling bin.
  • Make sure your bin is facing the road (wheels should be closest to your property).
  • Don’t place your bin behind parked cars or under trees with overhanging branches.
  • Please do not overfill your bins. Overfull or excessively heavy bins may not be emptied.

What are the bin types?

Dark green or red general waste bin

Household waste bins are collected weekly and should only be used for general household waste that cannot be recycled.

Yellow recycling bin

These bins are collected fortnightly on the same day of the week as your household waste bin.

What goes in my recycling bin?

  • paper and cardboard (including newspapers, magazines, catalogues, envelopes, egg cartons, milk cartons, juice cartons, cardboard boxes and any other paper)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • empty aluminium, steel and aerosol cans
  • rigid plastic containers (including plastic drink bottles, yoghurt containers, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles).

What can't go in any kerbside bin?

Items not accepted by the kerbside collection service
  • building and construction waste
  • car components
  • rocks and earth
  • hot ashes
  • hazardous waste (including ammunition, paint, oil, heavy metal batteries, pharmaceuticals, poisons, pesticides).

When do my bins get collected?

Collection days
MondayHuonville South of the Huonville bridge, Franklin, Castle Forbes Bay, Port Huon, Geeveston, and Cairns Bay.
TuesdayLollara, Grove, Mountain River, Crabtree, Lucaston, North Huon Road from Ranelagh to Judbury, and Glen Huon Road to Judbury, Including Glen Huon and Judbury.
WednesdayRanelagh and Huonville from 2300 Huon Highway, including Wilmot Road.
ThursdayHuon Highway South of Geeveston and Esperance Coast Road, including Waterloo, Glendevie, Dover, Raminea, Strathblane, Surges Bay, Brooks Bay, Police Point, and Surveyors Bay.
FridayCygnet and the Channel Highway South of Huonville, Including Nichols Rivulet, Gardeners Bay and Deep Bay to the intersection of Abels Bay Road.
Collection calendar

Collection map

What do I do if my bin has been missed?

Collection occurs between 6am and 4pm. If your bins are not collected during this period on your collection day please leave the bin out and contact Council.

What are the benefits of kerbside?

Kerbside waste services are where Council provides residents with wheelie bins to be collected from the roadside. These services have many social, economic, and environmental benefits as highlighted below.

Service Level

  • Collections are directly from homes and small businesses
  • Regular pickup schedules


  • Less time consuming than driving to the tip
  • Doesn’t require a vehicle or drivers license
  • Easier for older residents

Cost Effective

  • The weekly cost of kerbside is similar to the same amount of waste at the tip and includes pickup and transport

More Recycling

  • A convenient waste sorting option that results in more recycling
  • More recycling means less resources are buried in landfills

Reduces Illegal Waste Dumping

  • Properties on the kerbside route have less financial incentive to dump household rubbish as a means to avoid paying fees

Less Emissions

  • Kerbside routes are designed to be efficient
  • Less fuel emissions per household than driving to the tip

Service Availability

  • Provides an opportunity for services such as kerbside FOGO (Food Organics and Garden Organics) to compost organic materials
  • Provides an avenue for education on waste avoidance and sorting

Why cant I opt out?

All residential properties on the kerbside route are provided with bins and added to the service. The routes are based on truck access, residential density, and zoning. There is no option to refuse the service as a household opting out affects others on the route and the service as a whole. Most Australian councils do not give the option to opt out, reasons include:

Costs for Users

  • The cost per household is directly linked to the number of collections on the route. Less bins on the route would mean the price is less affordable for those using the service.

Service Availability

  • If only some households were using kerbside, areas of the route could become inviable and be removed from the service. Preventing opt-out ensures the service stays available to properties where appropriate.

Reduced Benefits

  • The benefits of kerbside would be reduced if properties were allowed to opt-out of the service. This is particularly relevant for reducing illegal dumping of waste. Other benefits such as reduced landfill and transport emissions and service availability would also be impacted.