Waste & Recycling

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Council is committed to providing a comprehensive waste and recycling service to our residents and businesses. It is important that we all work together to keep Ashfield a clean and livable place by reducing the amount of waste we generate. By recycling correctly and cutting down on the amount of garbage we send to landfill we can all help to ensure a sustainable future for our community. 

Council’s Residential Collection Services

Service Type Bin Type Collection Frequency
Garbage bin  Red lid or plain green bin Weekly
Recycling bin  Yellow lid Fortnightly
Garden Organics bin (Optional) Fluro green lid Fortnightly
General Clean up N/A Twice a year (May and November)
Phone In Collection N/A Four per year (conditions apply)

For other recycling, reuse & waste disposal options click here

Council's Contamination Policy

Contamination occurs when items that do not belong in a particular bin are placed in that bin. Ashfield Council and it's waste contractor, Transpacific Cleanaway, take contamination of Recycling and Garden Organics bins seriously. Contamination can result in machinery problems at processing facilities, as well as degrading the final recycled product. Please click here for an overview of Ashfield Council's Contamination Policy.

Missed Service

If your bin has not been collected please check the following:

  1. That it is the correct collection day
  2. That the right bin is out on the right week
  3. That you have placed the correct materials in your bin
  4. That your bin weighs less than 70kg. If you cannot lift the front of the bin and move it with one hand it is too heavy.

If all of these are correct contact Council on 9716 1800.

Broken Bins
Contact Council on 9716 1800 for repairs to your bins.

Stolen/Lost Bins
Report lost or stolen bins to Council on 9716 1800. The first replacement bin is free of charge but additional replacements will incur a cost.

Additional Services
Additional services can be provided at a cost. This cost will be added to your rates. Contact Council on 9716 1800 for an Additional Waste Collection Service form or download the application form.

Moving Out
Leave all bins behind for new residents as they are the property of Council. Your new property should have bins assigned to it when you move in.


Correct Bin Presentation

  • Bins should be placed out for collection on the night prior to your collection day.

  • Position the bin so the wheels are facing your property and the lid opens towards the road.

  • Bin lids must be fully closed and bins must not weigh more than 70kg. If you cannot lift the front of the bin and move it with one hand it is too heavy.

  • Do not put extra materials next to your bins. They will not be collected.
  • Bins should be returned to your property as soon as possible after emptying.