Gloucester Region FAQ’s

Q1: What Collection Services are provided in Gloucester?

Gloucester Residential and Rural Residential households are entitled to three bins. These include:

  • 1 x 240L Red lidded Bin for Waste – (collected weekly)
  • 1 x 240L Yellow lidded Bin for Recycling – (collected fortnightly)
  • 1 x 240L Green lidded Bin for Green Waste – (collected alternate fortnightly)

Rural areas will have:

  • 1 x 240L Red lidded Bin for Waste – (collected weekly)
  • 1 x 240L Yellow lidded Bin for Recycling – (collected fortnightly)


Q2: What can I place in the Garbage Bin (Red Lidded Bin)?

Your red lidded bin is for general waste products and kitchen scraps.

Examples of General Waste products are:

  • General household garbage
  • Plastic bags and other non-recyclable plastics
  • Foam Trays including meat trays
  • Pyrex, ceramics or pottery
  • Broken toys
  • Nappies
  • Clothes and Rags
  • Plastic Buckets
  • Any glass except bottles & jars (including plate glass, windows, mirrors, drinking glasses)
  • Takeaway Coffee cups & lids


Q3: What can I place in the Recycling Bin (Yellow Lidded Bin)?

All recyclable items such as:

  • Paper & Cardboard – newspapers, magazines, milk/juice cartons, and cardboard boxes
  • Plastics – Rigid plastic containers from your kitchen, bathroom and laundry (lids in RED bin)
  • Steel – Food cans, aerosol cans, jar lids, coffee tins
  • Aluminium – soft drink/beer cans, clean foil
  • Glass – bottles and jars only (all colours)


Q4: What can I place in the Greenwaste Bin (Green Lidded Bin)?

The following items can be placed in the greenwaste bin:

  • Lawn/grass clippings
  • Prunnings and branches
  • Leaves and weeds

(Weight of bin not to exceed 75Kg)


Q5: I don’t have any greenwaste – do I have to have this service?

You do not have to retain all three bins if you do not want to, however, you will still be rated for this service whether it is fully utilized or not.


Q6: Can I swap my greenwaste service for an additional waste or recycling service?

No. The annual domestic waste charge is levied based on the three bin service (waste, recycling and greenwaste). These services cannot be swapped as they are charged at different rates by the contractor. In addition these range of services are provided to assist in reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.


Q7: Does everyone in the Gloucester area receive the three bin services?

No, only Residential and Rural Residential properties receive the three bin service.

Rural areas receive:

  • 1 x 240L Red lidded Bin for Waste – (collected weekly)
  • 1 x 240L Yellow lidded Bin for Recycling – (collected fortnightly)


Q8: We have a large family – can we have additional services if required?

Yes. You may have additional waste, recycling and/or greenwaste service if required (fees apply).


Q9: What about units and apartments?

These properties will be able to have a greenwaste collection service and consultation can take place with Council on the number of bins suitable for the premises.


Q10: What do domestic waste services cost?

The Council sets its own fees and charges for their respective Domestic Waste charge on an annual basis, as part of the preparation of their Management Plans, budget and fees and charges which become operative from 1st July each year.

For more information on this year’s fees and charges contact MidCoast Council.