Bin collection services

Council, through a private contractor, provides a roadside collection service of waste and recycling within the town areas of:

Blackville Borambil Braefield
Caroona Currabubula Pine Ridge
 Quirindi Spring Ridge Wallabadah
 Werris Creek Warrah Willow Tree

Garbage is collected weekly and recycling is collected fortnightly.

The calendar for Waste Collection Services can be found here: Calendar-2024.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

What to place in your yellow lidded (recycling) bins

All the items listed below can be placed in your recycling bin together.  Items in the recycling bin will be collected, sorted and made into new products.  It is vital for the recycling process that only the correct items go into the recycling bins.  Inclusion of non-recyclable items can cause processing issues and may result in recoverable resources going to landfill.  Please do not place recyclable items in plastic bags as these bags can cause damage to the machines that sort the recyclable items. 

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic milk containers
  • Juice, soft drink, detergent bottles and containers
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Empty Aerosol containers and clean foil
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Paper, cardboard, letters, envelopes, advertising materials, newspapers and magazines.

What to place in your red lidded (garbage) bin

Any waste that is not hazardous can be placed in your garbage bin.  Smaller recyclable items should be placed in the recycling bin.

  • Household garbage
  • Plastic bags
  • Food scraps
  • Nappies (wrapped)
  • Broken window glass (wrapped)
  • Tableware and ceramics

 To ensure your bin is emptied each week, please

  • Place the bin out the night before your collection day (or no later than 5am on collection day)
  • Place your bin on the kerb or road shoulder in rural areas
  • Handle towards the house
  • Place your bin half a metre from the kerb and at least one metre clear of any obstacle such as telegraph poles, trees, street signs, cars or other bins.
  • Do not overfill your bin
  • The lid must be closed.
  • Make sure your bin has no contamination (see below)

 Please ensure the following items are NOT placed in your garbage bin:

  • Recyclable items
  • Asbestos
  • Car parts
  • Syringes
  • Green waste
  • Dirt and rocks
  • Medical waste
  • Batteries *
  • Motor oil *
  • Hazardous or chemical waste *
  • Electrical goods *
  • Metal or whitegoods *

 * Collection services for these items are provided on a regular basis and will be advertised.



Council also provides a kerbside collection service of Garden Organics and Bulk Waste for most residents who receive a bin service. Detailed information regarding these services is distributed to residents. The Garden Organics collection usually occurs April to May each year and the Bulk Waste collection service usually occurs October to November each year.

Garden organics collection

The garden organics collection services is available to residents receiving a waste and recycling service with the exception of Caroona, Walhallow, Spring Ridge, Premer, Blackville and Pine Ridge.

Please place any garden organics neatly next to the edge of the kerb, not blocking the footpath and secure items to avoid windblown littering.  The volume of garden organics collected from any one property cannot exceed two cubic metres.

Acceptable Items:

  • Garden organics including clean pruning's, leaves, lawn clippings and untreated timber
  • Garden pruning's and tree limbs no longer than 1.8 metres and 250mm in diameter.
  • Lawn clippings and loose vegetation which must be in sturdy cardboard boxes

All garden organics must be tied securely with rope or string (not wire) into bundles and must be of manageable size for two people to lift (max 30kg). 

Unacceptable Items

The following items will NOT be collected:

  • Garden organics which have not originated from the premises being serviced
  • Items in plastic bags (including woven poly bags)
  • Thorny bushes and tree stumps larger than 250mm in diameter
  • Lengths of material longer than 1.8 metres
  • Timber with bolts, brackets, etc.
  • Bundles secured with wire
  • Materials which cannot be reasonably removed by two people
  • Any items other than garden organics.

Loose items will not be accepted. The contractor and Council have the right to reject any material that they consider unacceptable.

Bulk waste collection

Residents are requested to place their bulky waste items neatly next to the edge of the kerb, directly in front  of their premises ensuring it does not block the footpath.  It is important to separate metals from all other bulky waste and small items should be boxed or bagged. Please take special care securing items to avoid windblown littering.

Each premise is allowed up to two (2) cubic metres, approximately equivalent to one standard 6 x 4 level box trailer (1.8 x 1.2 metre). Items must be able to be reasonably removed by two people.

Acceptable Items:

  • Household appliances and whitegoods - MUST be degassed and all doors must be removed.
  • Household furniture, painted wooden products and fittings.
  • Mattresses, pottery, ceramics, chinaware and minor building products
  • Metal waste (sorted separately and tins must be emptied of any liquid)

Small items must be boxed or bagged.

Unacceptable Items

The following materials will NOT be collected:

  • Trade industrial and shop waste, such as plumbing fixtures, water tanks and tiling
  • Wrecked motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts and tyres
  • Liquids, fuel, oil, panes of glass, food scraps and household garbage
  • Household hazardous wastes such as paints, asbestos sheeting, solvents, chemicals, cleaners and unwanted medicines
  • Lengths of material longer than 1.8 metres (excluding mattresses, lounges etc.)
  • Building and demolition materials, concrete, tiles and bricks
  • Garden organics such as grass clippings, pruning's etc.
  • Items normally containing ozone depleting gasses such as fridges, freezers and air-conditioners.