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Waste & Recycling

Your Bins

Ahead of bin collection please make sure bins are: 

  • placed out the evening prior to collection
  • placed correctly on the kerb with the lids closed
  • not too heavy (bins may not be collected if they weigh more than 70kgs)

Council works closely with its waste and recycling contractor Suez to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Please do not put hot coals, ash, or flammable chemicals into your bins as they may cause fires.

 

Garbage Bin

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Type: Garbage Bin

Size/Load Capacity: 140L / 70kg

Lid colour: Red or Green

Frequency of collection: weekly

Upsize availability: Single Unit Dwellings (SUDs) have the option to up-size their garbage bins from 140L to 240L for an additional cost. 

Recycling Bin image of Rubbish Bin for garbage. It has a red lid and the City of Parramatta white crest logo on it.

Recycling Bin

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Type: Recycling Bin 

Size/Load Capacity: 240L / 70kg

Lid colour: Yellow

Frequency of collection: fortnightly

Upsize availability: No. Multi Unit Dwellings share 1 between 2 households

 

Recycling Bin image of Garden Bin for recycling organic material. It has a green lid and the City of Parramatta white crest logo on it.

Garden Bin

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Type: Garden Bin

Size/Load Capacity: 240L / 70kg

Lid colour: Lime or dark green

Frequency of collection: fortnightly

Upsize availability: No. Multi Unit Dwellings do not normally have these

image of Garden Bin for recycling organic material. It has a green lid and the City of Parramatta white crest logo on it.

Domestic Waste Charge

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What is the Domestic Waste Charge?

All City of Parramatta ratepayers incur an annual Domestic Waste Charge. The charge entitles each household to:

  • weekly domestic garbage bin collection and fortnightly garden organics and recycling bin collections
  • four kerbside clean-ups a year 
  • supply and replacement of household bins
  • educational materials upon request

How is the Domestic Waste Charge calculated?

Your domestic waste charge is based on:

  • size of the garbage bin you are currently using
  • the amount the City of Parramatta is charged to process and dispose of domestic waste

For annual domestic waste charges please see the Schedule of Fees and Charges 2021-2022 below