Garbage bin

Find your weekly collection day by visiting my.lakemac.com.au. Your garbage bin is collected weekly and the material is buried in landfill.

What can go in my garbage bin

What can't go in my garbage bin

To find out where you can dispose of these items, go to Lake Macquarie Recycling Directory or Hazardous Waste.

Tips

What if my bin is missed

If your garbage collection service is missed, report it to our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

What if my bin is damaged

To report damage to your garbage bin and organise bin repairs (conditions apply) contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

What if my bin is stolen or needs replacing

As the garbage bin is owned by the property owner, if you need a new garbage bin, you can purchase a 240 litre bin online with your credit card and have it delivered to your property. Fees and charges apply.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to pick up your new bin, EFTPOS payments will be accepted at Council Depot at 18-32 Creek Reserve Road, Boolaroo. Cash payments will only be accepted at our Customer Service Centre at the Administration Building, from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, at 126-138 Main Road, Speers Point.

We can dispose of your old bin for you when your new bin is delivered. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please ensure that your old bin is placed out for collection on the kerb at the front of the property and that the bin is empty. If there is any rubbish remaining in the bin, the bin will be unable to be collected when the new bin is delivered. If you choose to have your new bin delivered, the delivery will occur between one to two days after the next scheduled garbage collection day for the suburb.

Purchase a new 240 litre bin

What if I've moved to a new property

You can organise your new garbage, recycling and green bin services online or contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

The garbage bin is owned by the property owner. If you already own a garbage bin, you can simply take it to the new property and only request the other two bins to be delivered. If you need a new garbage bin for your new service, you can purchase one as part of your service application and have it delivered to your property, or purchase one from a hardware store. Fees and charges apply.

Organise your new garbage, recycling and green bin services

Additional garbage service

You can order an additional garbage service online with your credit card or contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333. Fees and charges apply.

The garbage bin is owned by the property owner. If you need a new garbage bin for your additional service, you can purchase one as part of your service application and have it delivered to your property, or purchase one from a hardware store. Fees and charges apply.

Order an additional garbage service

Special needs waste collection

Council provides a special needs waste collection service, commonly known as a Blue Dot Service for those who are unable to take their bin to and from the kerb due to a medical condition. Council will collect your bin from an agreed location from your property and return it to you emptied.

To apply for a Blue Dot Service, please complete and return the Blue Dot Service application form signed by your general practitioner.

Page last updated: 28 December 2016