Domestic Three Bin Service

Recycling Bin - Yellow Lid

Yellow lid recycling bins are collected fortnightly (alternate week to FOGO bins).

Everything that goes into your yellow lid bin is hand-sorted at Endeavour Industries Resource Recovery Centre, so it's important to get it right and not contaminate your bin. If your bin is found to be contaminated, it won't be emptied. If your bin is found to be contaminated on multiple occasions, the bin may be removed.

The recycling industry is changing and we need to improve our behaviours to ensure we meet new contamination standards. We all need to Recycle Right to ensure our recycling will continue to be managed as effectively and efficiently as possible. So keep our recycling in the loop and keep it coming ’round by recycling right! Follow the actions below:

  • Keep it simple: Only recycle paper and cardboard, steel and aluminium cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and containers.
  • Keep out soft plastics: This includes all plastic bags, even if they have a recycling symbol, are degradable or compostable, and other soft plastics including cling wrap, chip packets and bread bags.
  • Keep out small items: Any items smaller than a credit card. All plastic lids now need to be removed from bottles and those smaller than a credit card put in your landfill bin.
  • Keep it safe: Keep out strapping, hose, netting, wires, building materials and other hazardous materials.
  • Keep it clean: Wipe or rinse any excess food and drink from all bottles, containers and tins before placing them in your recycling bin. Keep out food scraps, nappies and soiled paper.
  • Keep it loose: Put each item into your yellow recycling bin separately, don’t bag, box or contain your recyclable items.

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What can I put in my recycling bin?

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars (no lids)
  • Aluminium and steel cans
  • Aluminium foil (rolled into a fist-sized ball)
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Hard plastics marked 1 to 5

PET Bottles marked with # 1 HDPE Bottles marked with # 2 PVC Containers marked with # 3 LDPE Containers marked with # 4 PP Bottles marked with # 5

What CANNOT go in the recycling bin?

  • Recyclables in plastic bags
  • Plastic bags and other soft plastics
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Takeaway coffee cups
  • Soiled paper
  • Soiled pizza boxes
  • Shredded paper
  • Drinkware/crockery
  • Broken glass
  • Food
  • Nappies
  • Batteries, light globes, mobile phones
  • Hazardous material e.g. syringes, sharps, medical waste, asbestos, gas bottles
  • Motor oil

For further enquiries about what can or cannot go in your recycling bin, contact the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.

Food and Garden Organics (FOGO) Bin - Green Lid

Green lid food and garden organics (FOGO) bins are collected fortnightly (alternate week to recycling bins).

Everything that goes into your green lid bin is made into compost and used by our community to improve soil health and grow good food, so it's important to get it right and not contaminate your bin. If your bin is found to be contaminated, it won't be emptied. If your bin is found to be contaminated on multiple occasions, the bin may be removed.

  • It’s circular: Good compost starts with the green bin and starts with you.
  • Every bit counts: The green lid bin takes all food scraps, including fish, dairy, meat, and bones.
  • Keep it clean: Make sure you keep plastic out of the green lid bin. Keep your caddy bin clean by freezing smelly scraps, washing your bin regularly and using compostable caddy liners or newspaper.

Putting your food scraps in the green lid bin is great for our community and the environment.

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What can I put in my FOGO bin?

  • Any raw or cooked food
  • Tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Peelings
  • Leftovers and take-away food (no containers)
  • Meat and seafood (including bones)
  • Dairy
  • Eggshells
  • Council issued compostable bags
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Prunings
  • Flowers
  • Twigs
  • Small branches

What CANNOT go in my FOGO bin?

  • Garbage
  • Recyclables
  • Plastic bags and other soft plastics
  • Plant pots
  • Hoses
  • Polystyrene/foam
  • Takeaway coffee cups
  • Compostable packaging
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Shredded paper
  • Soiled pizza boxes
  • Tea bags
  • Paper towels, tissues, serviettes
  • Wooden cutlery
  • Ash
  • Timber offcuts (treated or untreated)
  • Drinkware/crockery
  • Broken glass
  • Nappies
  • Batteries, light globes, mobile phones
  • Hazardous material e.g. syringes, sharps, medical waste, asbestos, gas bottles
  • Motor oil

For further enquiries about what can or cannot go in your food and garden organics (FOGO) bin, contact the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.

Landfill Bin - Red Lid

Red lid landfill bins are collected weekly.

Everything that goes into your red lid bin is sent to landfill, so it's important to reduce the amount of waste that goes in your bin in the first place, to extend the life of our landfill and ensure we can continue to sustainably manage our waste for the long term.

What can I put in my landfill bin?

  • Soft plastics
  • Nappies
  • Hoses
  • Takeaway coffee cups
  • Soiled paper
  • Soiled pizza boxes
  • Shredded paper
  • Drinkware and crockery

What CANNOT go in my landfill bin?

  • Food waste
  • Garden waste
  • Recyclable items
  • Batteries, light globes, mobile phones
  • Hazardous material e.g. syringes, sharps, medical waste, asbestos, gas bottles
  • Motor oil

For further enquiries about what can or cannot go in your general waste bin, contact the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.

Handy Hints & Information

Waste Collection Calendar

Council's current domestic waste collection calendar is available below.

Waste Calendar 2022(PDF, 928KB)

Zone Map

Maps of the Goulburn and Marulan domestic waste collection zones are available below.

Goulburn Collection Zone Map(PDF, 494KB)

Marulan Collection Zone Map(PDF, 272KB)

A to Z Waste & Recycling Guide

Council's A to Z Waste & Recycling Guide is available below.

A to Z Waste & Recycling Guide(PDF, 513KB)

How to put your bins out

To ensure your bins are collected:

  • Place your bins out the night before or by 5am on collection days.
  • Remove your bins from the kerb as soon as possible after they have been emptied.
  • Place your bins on the kerb with the front of the bin facing the road.
  • Leave a 1 metre gap between bins so the truck's arms can pick up each bin.
  • Don’t place bins adjacent to trees, parked cars, poles or letterboxes (a minimum of 1 metre from any obstruction).
  • Make sure bins aren’t overfilled and the lids can close to avoid littering.

Need to organise bins?

If you need to organise a new, replacement or additional bin for your property, call the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.

For additional bins, the following Application for Additional Domestic Waste Bins needs to be filled out and submitted to Council.

Application for Additional Domestic Waste Bins(PDF, 154KB)

For further enquiries, contact the Waste Info Line.