Household Waste Collection

Household recycling bin collection

Every household in the Fairfield City Council area is provided with a light green recycling bin with a yellow lid. Some unit blocks may share recycling bins which are stored in your bin room.

Your recycling bins are collected every two weeks on the same day as your garbage bin. Some unit blocks may get their recycling bins emptied every week.

To find out what day your recycling bin is collected please contact Council on 9725 0222.

How to use your Recycling bin

  • Remove food and liquids before you put bottles and containers in your recycling bin
  • Remove recycling from plastic bags and put the plastic bag in your garbage bin
  • Squash plastic bottles and crush cardboard boxes so they take up less room in your recycling bin
  • Put the bin out on the kerbside the night before your collection day
  • Keep the bin clear of obstructions such as parked cars, trees and signposts 
  • Ensure the lid is closed and opens facing the road
  • Do not overfill your bin or place waste next to your bin as it will not be collected
  • Leave a one metre gap between all bins
  • Put your bin away as soon as possible after it has been emptied to avoid theft and vandalism

What CAN go into your Recycling bin

  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Newspapers
  • Junk mail
  • Aluminium cans
  • Steel cans

What CANNOT go into your Recycling bin

  • NO garbage
  • NO food or liquids
  • NO plastic bags
  • NO polystyrene or foam
  • NO garden waste
  • NO building waste 
  • NO asbestos
  • NO car parts
  • NO oil
  • NO batteries
  • NO syringes/needles 
  • NO chemicals  
  • NO paint
  • NO medicines or medical waste 
  • NO hot ashes
  • NO gas bottles

Recycling bin inspections

Council undertakes regular inspections of recycling bins. Any recycling bin that is found to contain contaminants such as garbage, food scraps, plastic bags, garden waste or building waste will not be collected.

Broken or stolen bins

If your recycling bin is broken or stolen please click on the below link or call Council on 9725 0222.


Brochure - correct recycling