Household Garbage

red lid bin

Council currently offers the following garbage collection services.

The system is based on the principles of user pays, which means the less waste you produce, the smaller the bin you will need and the lower the waste charge will be.

Houses

ServiceCollection FrequencyBin Type & Size
GarbageWeekly
collection dates
80, 120 or 240 litre mobile garbage bin

Units – Shared Bins

ServiceCollection FrequencyBin Type & Size
GarbageWeekly
collection dates
80, 120 or 240* litre mobile garbage bin
*240 litre bin shared by two or three units

Customer Requests and Additional Services

Report a missed service or lost or damaged bin

Please call Council’s Waste Line on 9978 4076.

Request a new garbage bin or change of service

If you have just moved into the Mosman area and need to nominate your garbage bin size and service, or you have an existing service and wish to request an immediate change to your service, you can download and complete the appropriate Domestic Waste Service Agreement form below and lodge it with Council.

Please note that the amount charged for domestic waste collection is based on the principle of “user pays”. For example, the amount charged is determined by the size of the garbage bin.

What Material is Collected?

The following section provides information on how to correctly use Council’s waste services.

Red or grey lidded bin – garbage
Accepted in this binNot accepted in this bin
  • Broken crockery
  • Cling wrap and plastics
  • Nappies
  • Broken window glass wrapped
  • Putrescible waste e.g. food scraps
  • Recyclable items
  • E-waste
  • Garden vegetation
  • Paint and chemicals
  • Car parts and tyres
  • Building materials, rock or soil
  • Hot ashes or liquid

Dumping of unwanted household items is illegal and subject to fines of up to $750. Instead of dumping, call us to find out about clean up days and collection services.

Refer to Council’s A to Z of waste disposal for a list of what to do with unwanted household items.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the residential waste charge and how is it calculated?

All residential ratepayers incur an annual Domestic Waste Charge which entitles each household to:

  • Regular waste collections and recycling services;
  • Monthly green waste (vegetation) collections, and option of pre-paid service;
  • Two free household clean up collections (eg whitegoods), and option of pre-paid service;
  • Supply of waste and recycling bins;
  • Discounted worm farms and compost bins; and
  • Waste educational programs.

The Domestic Waste Charge is based on the principles of “user pays” where the amount charged is determined by the size of the garbage bin. This means a resident who produces less waste to landfill, and has a smaller bin, will be charged at a lower rate. Council’s new 140 litre mobile recycling bins will help residents to significantly reduce their waste to landfill and move towards a smaller garbage bin (e.g. 80 litre garbage bin).

How can I change my garbage bin size?

If you have just moved into the Mosman area and need to nominate your garbage bin size and service, or you have an existing service and wish to request an immediate change to your service, you can download and complete the appropriate Domestic Waste Service Agreement form below and lodge it with Council.

Please note that the amount charged for domestic waste collection is based on the principle of “user pays”. For example, the amount charged is determined by the size of the garbage bin.

How do I present my bins for collection at the kerb?

Council’s Local Approval Policy outlines a number of requirements in relation to bin presentation.

  1. All waste and recycling bins must be placed directly outside your property, at the kerb, the night before your scheduled service, and clear of any impediments such as trees and telegraph poles. This is to ensure that your bins are able to be serviced. The service times may vary throughout the day of your collection, therefore bins placed out on the morning of your collection day may be missed.
  2. Please ensure that the lids of your bins are fully closed when they are presented for collection. Items placed next to bins will not be collected. Overfull bins create litter and pollution in our streets and waterways, so let’s work together to keep Mosman streets clean!
  3. Bins, once serviced, must be collected as soon as possible and stored back on the property to which they belong.

What else can I do to reduce waste to landfill?

  • Swap your garbage bin for a smaller one – it’ll costs less and motivates you to reduce, reuse and recycle your waste.
  • Purchase a worm farm or compost bin from Council to reduce food waste in the garbage bin and create fantastic fertiliser for your garden. On average up to 50% of your garbage bin is food waste.
  • Purchase a green waste recycling bin to collect garden vegetation which will be picked up by Council and sent to Kimbriki Waste & Recycling Centre to become compost. This compost is bought back by Council and used to maintain the local sporting ovals.