Domestic Waste Management

Council will introduce an expansion of the Domestic Waste Management service in July 2018, with a new two bin and three bin service approved.

What is a three bin service?

The three bin service will provide a weekly organic waste pick up, a weekly mixed waste pick up and a fortnightly recycling pick up.

What are the three bins?

Food and Organics (FOGO)

The organics bin is for any kind of food scraps (meat, fruit, vegetables, etc), garden waste (lawn clippings, prunings, etc) and even shredded paper, paper towel, serviettes and old pizza boxes. FOGO bins will be 240 litres and collected weekly.


Recycling includes steel, tin, aluminium cans, empty aerosols, clear, brown and green glass bottles and jars (no lids), plastic bottles and containers, cardboard, milk and juice cartons and newspapers, magazines and junk mail. Recycling bins will be 240 litres and collected fortnightly.

General Waste

General waste is non-organic material such as nappies and sanitary waste, pet waste and kitty litter as well as household waste such as light globes, mirrors, ceramics, cookware and drinking glasses will still go in the bin. General waste bins will be 140 litres and collected weekly.DRC_GreenWaste


What is a two bin Service?

The two bin service will comprise of a weekly mixed waste pick up (240 litre bin) and a fortnightly recycling pick up (240 litre bin).

How much will it cost?

The proposed cost for the two bin service is $308 and for the three bin service the cost would be $378, with the prices for these services being harmonised across the Local Government Area.

A pensioner rebate of $50 per annum will be offered to eligible pensioner households receiving a three bin service

Currently Dubbo’s two bin service has a cost of $294.96 and Wellington’s single bin service is $347.

Who gets what?

The service levels of waste collection and processing to the LGA from July 2018 will incorporate a two bin service for villages and rural areas and a three bin service for the urban area of Dubbo and Wellington, along with Geurie, Brocklehurst and Wongarbon. Food and Garden Organics Scenarios Table (PDF 461.9KB)

The new service will start in July, with new bins being delivered to households during May- June. All residents will receive an information pack on how to use their bins and a calendar of collection days.

Want to know what Waste Collection Service Area you live in? Check out our interactive map here.

New Domestic Waste Collection Service 2018

WHy can't we just use our current bin as the green bin?

Council wants to ensure that all residents have the same bins. All wheelie bins will then belong to the Dubbo Regional Council. This means that these bins will remain at the property where delivered and will not be able to be taken when somebody moves house. By rolling out new bins, Council is able to carry spares and spare parts for this one brand of bins. As part of this program, Council will have a database of all bins that have been delivered, where the bins were delivered, and will be able to track the movements of these bins.

What do I do with my old bin?

Residents will have the choice of what they do with the wheelie bin that they currently own. They can choose to keep it and use it for another purpose. Or they can voluntarily surrender it to Council. If voluntarily surrendered, the bins will be collected from your residence

when will my bin be collected?

This schedule will be effective as of July 1, 2018.

D2 Calendar Page 1_FA-page-001


Still have more questions? Download our FAQ (PDF 429.9KB) and get the answers.


This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy. Waratah NSW Two Clr_HiRes



Last Edited: 17 Apr 2018

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