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If you have any questions about what you can place in your kerbside bins, please call us on (02) 4974 2000 on weekdays between 8am and 5pm or email our Waste Services team.
Your yellow lid bin is for recycling. It is collected from the kerb fortnightly, on the alternate week to your green waste bin.
Your green lid bin is for green waste. It is collected from the kerb fortnightly, on the alternate week to your recycling bin.
Items that can be placed in your green waste bin include:
Items that are NOT accepted in your green waste bin include:
Note: Residents can dispose of additional green waste at Summerhill Waste Management Centre free of charge using a bulk waste self-haul voucher or by paying the applicable disposal fee if they have already used their bulk waste entitlements for the year.
Your red lid bin is for general waste. It is collected from the kerb weekly.
Items that are appropriate to place in your general waste bin include:
Items that are NOT accepted in your general waste bin include:
The following points provide guidance on the placement of bins for collection:
On occasion bins may not be emptied and this could be the result any number of factors, these include roadworks being conducted, cars parked in front of the bin, items stuck in the bin or the bin may have simply been missed. In these instances please contact us to make alternative arrangements.
Instances where bins may not be collected may occur due to the following:
City of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. We respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and recognise that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession. City of Newcastle reiterates its commitment to addressing disadvantages and attaining justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.