Council provides the following Domestic Waste Collection Services to all residential properties in Strathfield.

Single Dwelling Houses, Townhouses, Dual Occupancies, and Villas

  • 120L red lid general household garbage bin - weekly collection
  • 240L yellow lid recycling bin – fortnight collection (alternative weeks to garden vegetation collection)
  • 240L green lid garden vegetation bin – fortnight collection (alternative weeks to recycling collection)  

Multi Unit Dwellings

  • 240L red lid general household garbage bin – shared between 2 units. Collected weekly
  • 240L yellow lid recycling bin – shared between 2 units. Collected fortnightly on alternative weeks

Fees and charges associated with Council’s Waste Collection Services are payable via your rates notice. Charges for additional services such as replacement bins are set out in Council's Fees and Charges.

To order new or additional bins and services, please submit the Waste Bin Application Form.

Collection days: Find out bin collection day in your area by checking our Waste Calendar.

Please note: 

  1. Additional bin services ARE NOT available for multi unit dwellings.
  2. Council does not provide services for commercial venues such as shops and boarding houses. Those venues need to hire private contractor for collection. Find more on our Business Waste Management and Resource Recovery Guidelines

Bins should: 

  • Be a maximum of 1 metre from the kerb with the front of the bin to the kerb. The bin handles should be facing your property
  • Be at least 50 centimetres apart
  • Be at least 1 metre clear of adjacent trees or parked cars
  • Be in good condition, clean and with proper lids on
  • Not be overfilled – lids must be completely shut
  • Be returned to your property as soon as possible, once they have been emptied

Failure to present any of the three waste bins correctly on 3 or more occasions may result in a ‘refusal of service’. Council staff will notify you by letter on the day of the incident if you have failed to present your bin correctly. Records of each incident will be kept by Council’s Waste Services staff. A household will be given three warnings in regards to incorrect bin presentation before the service is refused.

Please ensure you place materials in the correct bin. Waste will only be collected if placed out in Council approved bins. Any waste placed out in bags or non-standard bins will not be collected and will be considered ‘dumped rubbish’. Illegally dumping rubbish is a serious offence and subject to fines under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.

Garbage Collection

Your red lid domestic waste bin is collected weekly. Use your Waste Calendar to check when your next collection will be.

If your bin collection has been missed, please contact Council Customer Serviceto report a missed service.

To order new or additional bins and services, please submit the Waste Bin Application Form.

Materials ACCEPTED in your Red Domestic Waste Bin

  • Plastic bags or bin liners
  • Food Waste
  • Nappies
  • Packing Foam
  • Meat Trays
  • Plastic wrappers
  • Home administered medical waste (NOT INCLUDING ANY SHARPS)

Find out about how to reduce food waste generation at Avoid Food Waste.

 

Materials NOT ACCEPTED in your Red Domestic Waste Bin

  • Building or construction materials
  • Soils or rocks
  • Sharps (including syringes)
  • Car parts
  • Paint tins or solvents
  • Garden vegetation
  • Gas bottles
  • Recyclables

Go to Recycling and Resource Recovery to know more about how you can dispose some of these items.

Recycling Collection

Your yellow lid recycling bin is collected fortnightly on the same day as your garbage collection. Use your Waste Calendar to check when your next collection will be.

To recycle correctly:

  • Remove lids from bottles and containers and give them a quick rinse before placing them in the recycling bin.
  • Flatten plastic and cardboard containers to make more space in your recycling bin.
  • Tear large cardboard items into smaller pieces to prevent them from getting stuck in the bin.
  • DO NOT put items in plastic bags, as they cannot be recycled.

Recycling Contamination Policy

Failure to present your recycling bin correctly on three or more occasions may result in a ‘refusal of service’. Your recycling bin will be considered contaminated if it contains any of the items listed under materials NOT ACCEPTED. These include (but are not limited to) plastic bags, soft plastic, food scraps, garden vegetation, and polystyrene. If your recycling bin contains any of these items you will be notified via a letter on the day of the incident and recycling staff will keep records of each incident.

If your bin collection has been missed, please contact Council Customer Service to report a missed service.

Materials ACCEPTED in your Yellow Recycling Bin

  • Plastic bottles and containers marked “1” to “7”
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium and steel cans (including empty aerosol cans)
  • Paper (including newspapers, magazines, telephone books)
  • Milk and juice cartons (liquid paper board)
  • Cardboard (including empty pizza boxes)
  • Egg cartons

Materials NOT ACCEPTED in your Yellow Recycling Bin

  • Plastic bags or bin liners
  • Soft plastics
  • Neon tubes or light globes
  • Plate glass
  • Medical waste (including syringes)
  • Paint tins or solvents
  • Plastic food wrappers (including lolly wrappers)
  • Polystyrene
  • Nappies
  • Car parts
  • Household Waste (including food scraps)
  • Garden Vegetation
  • Bottle/jar lids

Go to Recycling and Resource Recovery to know more about how you can dispose some of these items

If you have bulky items choose one of Council’s Free  Clean Up Collection Service.

 

Garden Vegetation Collection

Your green lid garden vegetation bin is collected fortnightly on the alternative week to your recycling bin. Use your Waste Calendar to check which fortnight.

This service is offered to single dwelling households and townhouse developments only.

The garden vegetation material collected by Council is either processed into compost and mulch products for agricultural and horticultural use or used as biofuel to produce green electricity.

If you want to know more about composting, check Compost Revolution. Strathfield residents get 50% discount when buying a compost bin or worm farm.

If your bin collection has been missed, please contact Council Customer Service to report a missed service.

Materials ACCEPTED in your Green Garden Vegetation Bin

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Pruning
  • Flowers
  • Small twigs and branches
  • Weeds
  • Bush and hedge trimmings

Materials NOT ACCEPTED in your Green Garden Vegetation Bin

  • Plastic bags or bin liners
  • Food waste
  • Household waste
  • Recyclables
  • Soil or rocks
  • Medical waste (including waste)
  • Building or construction waste
  • Tree stumps or large branches
  • Treated or painted timber
  • Garden tools
  • Flower pots

If you have extra vegetation to dispose you can also access Council’s Free  Clean Up Collection Service. This service accepts branches, plants, clippings, mulch, etc., up to 1 metre long and 15 cm in diameter. Loose items must be bundled and securely tied.

Access Waste Calendar to find out about waste collection days, streets and zones.

Waste Calendar

Remember that bins should:

  • Be a maximum of 1 metre from the kerb with the front of the bin to the kerb. The bin handles should be facing your property
  • Be at least 50 centimetres apart
  • Be at least 1 metre clear of adjacent trees or parked cars
  • Be in good condition, clean and with proper lids on
  • Not be overfilled – lids must be completely shut
  • Be returned to your property as soon as possible, once they have been emptied

Avoid Waste Contamination! Materials must be placed in the correct bin. Check above to know more about what is or is not accepted in each different waste bin and find more about tricky waste recycling at Recycling and Resource Recovery.

Stolen, Lost or Damaged Bins

Stolen, lost or damaged bins must be reported to Council through Customer Service on 9748 9999.

Repairing damaged bins, such as fixing damaged lids and wheels, is free of charge. Stolen or lost bin replacement can incur a fee.

Replacement bins can be ordered by printing and completing the Waste Bin Application Form. Return the forms to Council by facsimile, mail or in person.

Payment for replacement bins must be made to Council prior to delivery and can be made by:

  • By cash to our Customer Service Advisers
  • By credit card – over the phone or in person to a Council Customer Service Adviser. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diner’s Club are accepted
  • By Eftpos at Council’s Customer Service Centre
  • By cheque made payable to Strathfield Council and crossed NOT NEGOTIABLE

Bin Costs for replacement (stolen or lost bins):

Bin Cost
120L Red Lid General Waste Bin


$90.00
240L Red Lid General Waste Bin
240L Yellow Lid Recycling Bin
240L Green Lid Garden Vegetation Bin
660L Red Lid General Waste Bin
$530.00
660L Yellow Lid Recycling Bin

Lodgement Details

Fax: 9748 1034

Mail: Strathfield Council, PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135

In Person: Customer Service Centre, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield NSW 2135 (between 8.30am and 5pm)

Please note: To order new or additional bins and services, please submit the Waste Bin Application Form.

Waste Bin Application

The Waste Bin Application form should be used when:

  • You require new or replacement bins
  • You require additional bins
  • You require additional services

Please complete the form and return to Council.

For more information, contact Council on 9748 9999 or council@strathfield.nsw.gov.au