Information about Bins and their Placement
All bins are provided to the resident by Council and remains the property of Council. Bins are to be left with the property if/when the residents leave.
Replacement bins for any damaged or stolen bins will be provided by Council based on a statutory declaration being provided.
To ensure that your recycling and garbage bin is collected, the correct placement of the bin is critical:
- Always put the bins out with the handle facing the house;
- Place the bins a minimum of 70cm apart when both are placed out on the same day;
- Do not place the bins behind parked cars or near trees or other obstructions;
- Please do not overfill or place anything on top of the bins – the lid should be able to fully close. Overfilled bins won't be picked up as they can spill when being lifted into the truck. Ensuring the lid closes also means the waste material are less likely to blow away, spill rubbish or invite vermin.
Due to the time commitment each day, bins not placed out on time cannot be collected until the following collection. It's best to put your bin out the night before collection day to ensure your bins are ready.
Extra bins can be provided by Council for $70 per annum for a household. Additional bins for a commercial business are $100 per annum.
Bin getting blown over? Council now has bin latches available for purchase to secure your waste or recycling bins.
The latches are a rubber device that connects to the handle of your bin lid and hooks under the edge of the bin. The latch releases when the bin is raised to be emptied into the truck.
Council is making the latches available to the public for $10.85, and you can buy them at the Beaufort Council Office, Beaufort Community Resource Centre or the Avoca Information and Community Centre.
Please get in touch with Council if you are unable to make it to one of these locations.
This PDF has step-by-step instructions on how to put the bin latch on and this video shows how to attach the latch.
For information about Green Waste collections visit our page on Green Waste.