Collection Days

Your general waste (red lid) bin is serviced every week. Your recycling (yellow lid) and green waste (green lid) bins are serviced on alternate weeks, on the same day as your general waste collection.

Your bins must be on the kerb by 5.30am on your collection day. You can help to ensure that your bins don't get missed for servicing by getting it right on bin night.

Kerbside collection days

To find out your collection day and your green waste and recycling weeks, type your address into the map search below, and then click on the blue icon. Please note: if the current 2016/17 calendar does not show, you many need to clear the cache memory on your web browser. This can be done by pressing both the Control (Ctrl) and F5 buttons simultaneously on your keyboard.

Waste collection calendars

Council's Waste Services Guide contains a calendar showing your green waste and recycling collection weeks, together with information on a range of waste services available to Newcastle households. The guide has a magnet on the back so that it can be kept on the fridge for quick reference.

The guide runs on a financial year format and is distributed to households before 1 July each year. The 2017/18 Waste Services Guide will be posted to all households at the end of June 2017.

Public holiday collections

There will be no kerbside waste or recycling collection services on Christmas Day (Monday, 25 December) in 2017. All services during the week of Christmas 2017 will take place one day later than usual as follows:
If your regular collection day falls on: Your bins will be serviced on:
Monday, 25 December Tuesday, 26 December
Tuesday, 26 December Wednesday, 27 December
Wednesday, 27 December Thursday, 28 December
Thursday, 28 December Friday, 29 December
Friday, 29 December Saturday, 30 December

On all other public holidays during 2017, kerbside waste and recycling collection services will be carried out as usual.