General Waste: Green Bin

Berrigan Shire Council operates a weekly kerbside bin service for the collection of domestic waste.

Check your bin collection days

About general waste collection

Your yellow-lid bin is for waste that is not reusable or recyclable and ends up buried in landfill.

This means sorting your waste correctly is vitally important as it ensures we can recover more resources!

See below for what you can and can’t put in your general waste bin.

Items you can place in your general waste bin

  • Baby food pouches
  • Bottle lids (smaller than a credit card)
  • Broken crockery
  • Cable, cords and rope
  • Chip packets
  • Cigarette butts
  • All disposable nappies including compostable options
  • All wipes (keep wipes out of our pipes!)
  • Fabric
  • Loose soft plastics (eg cling wrap and plastic bags)
  • Meat and biscuit trays
  • String/twine
  • Takeaway coffee cups and lids
  • Laminated paper and stickers
  • Plastic straws, plates & cutlery
  • Waxed paper and cardboard


Items not to be placed in your general waste bin

  • Car / household batteries
  • Scrap metal
  • Car / auto parts
  • Gas bottles
  • Hot ashes
  • Motor oil
  • Building materials or concrete
  • Garden waste or recyclables
  • Hazardous materials (e.g. asbestos, chemicals, paint,)
  • Medical waste

Many of these items can got to a Community Recycling Centre. 


What if my bin is missed or damaged?

Please phone our Customer Experience team on 03 5888 5100 to arrange for a bin repair or report a missed collection.