Collection days and bins


I want to...

  • Find my collection day
  • Book a pick-up
  • Replace or repair my bin
  • Report a missed collection
  • Recycle e-waste

Your waste service

If you live in a house you can check your collection day online using your address. We collect your garden organics (green lid) bin every second week on the same day as your red lid and yellow lid bin. This may be any time from 6am to 6pm.

You can also find out how to change the size of your bin or order a new or replacement bin.

If you live in an apartment check with your building manager about your collection day.

If you're a building manager or caretaker, you can order resources here to help residents in your building separate their waste and recycling.

Your bins

Each house in the city has a rubbish bin (with a red lid) and a mixed recycling bin (with a yellow lid).

If you live in an apartment you'll have rubbish bins (with a red lid) and recycling bins (with a yellow lid).

Garden organics (with a green lid) is an optional service for houses and apartments.

Your collection

If you live in a house, put your bins out the night before collection day, near the kerb and in a spot where they won't block pedestrian, bicycle or vehicle access. Remember to:

  • place all waste in your bins (bags and boxes next to the bin won't be collected)
  • close the lid
  • retrieve and store your bins on your property soon after collection.

We can't collect

Soil and building materials should never be put in your general waste (or recycling) bins.

Storing your bins

All your bins must be stored on your property between collections, not on the footpath or street.

Bins left out on the street or footpath can create safety hazards and cause littering problems if they get knocked over. They're also more likely to be damaged, stolen or lost.

Please contact the City if you have problems storing your bin on your property between collections.

Are you a business?

If you're a business, you will need to arrange a private waste and recycling collection. Our services are only for residents living in the City of Sydney local area. Please refer to our waste and recycling information for business.


City of Sydney02 9265 9333


Last updated: Friday, 3 July 2020