Domestic Waste Management

An expansion of Council’s Domestic Waste Management service levels, commonly referred to as the two bin and three bin service has been approved.
To view the report and details of the recommended proposal go here.

What is a three bin service?

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

What is organic waste?

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.

Recycling includes steel, tin, aluminium cans, empty aerosols, clear, brown and green glass bottles and jars (no lids), plastic bottles and containers (numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6), cardboard, milk and juice cartons and newspapers, magazines and junk mail.

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.

What goes in which bin

What is a two bin Service?

The two bin service would comprise of a weekly mixed waste pick up and a fortnightly recycling pick up.

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_Organics_recommended_services (PDF 300.4KB)

Food and garden organics Scenarios Table

What if I want my mixed waste collected weekly?

Households with the three bin service who wish to receive a weekly rather than the default fortnightly mixed waste collection can choose a service level upgrade for a charge of $40 per year for weekly mixed waste collection.

How did Council develop this proposal?

The proposal to introduce a three bin service has been in development for more than five years as Council has worked through the planning stages, the implementation of the service in a pilot format, applied for and obtained $4.36M in grant funding and undertaken community engagement to inform and consult with residents of Dubbo on the proposal. Timeline for proposal  (PDF 366.5KB)

Timeline for third bin proposal



Last Edited: 05 Oct 2017

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