Residential Waste Services

Burwood Council supports the concept of a sustainable waste management system and endeavours towards achieving sustainable waste practices. Council strives to achieve customer satisfaction, and health and environmental standards for waste management.

Burwood Council offers its residents:

  • A 120 litre bin with a red lid for household waste, collected weekly.
  • A 240 litre bin with a yellow lid for recyclables collected fortnightly. This bin is collected on the alternate week to the garden vegetation service. Only two bins are ever placed out at the same time.
  • A 240 litre bin with a green lid for garden vegetation collected fortnightly. This bin is collected on the alternate week to the recycling service. Only two bins are ever placed out at the same time.
  • One scheduled clean up service and One annual on-call clean up service per calendar year.

For more information, please scroll down and select the appropriate link .

Waste Management
  • Waste Management Statement - Adopted by Council 26 May 2014

    Mon, 26 May 2014
  • Commercial waste service information brochure.

    Tue, 31 May 2011
  • Dob in a Dumper  (584 KB)

    Illegal dumping is unsightly, harms our environment and creates a health risk. If you have unwanted items you can either donate them to charity, advertise them on websites which encourage reuse eg freecycle or arrange a clean up through Council. 

    Wed, 17 November 2010
  • According to Planet Ark, over 2 billion aluminium cans are recycled every year in Australia. Every can that is recycled saves enough energy to power a television set for 3 hours!..

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • My bin has been stolen/damaged/not collected. What do I do?

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • Garbage Collection Days Map...

    Mon, 01 January 2007
  • Roadside waste or placing items on the kerb at non-Council collection times is considered illegal dumping and as a result can incur penalties of up to $750 under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (these fines are doubled for commercial/industrial premises)...

    Mon, 01 January 2007
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