New rubbish bins to complete four-bin system

Over the next six weeks, all Warrnambool households will receive a larger rubbish bin, with collections to change from weekly to fortnightly.

This completes the municipality’s transition to a four-bin system, with dedicated glass only bins rolled out citywide in April.
The volume of material able to be collected has increased with the new mix of bins, with the changes made aimed at diverting material from landfill and directing waste into recycling streams or re-using it where possible.
“Over the past few years, there have been a lot of changes to the way kerbside collection works in Warrnambool, and I’d like to thank everyone for their patience as we move to a four-bin system,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Vicki Jellie said.
“By introducing a larger rubbish bin, but collecting it fortnightly, we’re able to keep our number of fortnightly ‘bin lifts’ at four, helping to keep collection costs down while creating a better system to manage waste.”
140L bins will begin being dropped off to properties from May 16, with everyone expected to have their new bin by the end of June. Old bins will be taken away at the same time that new ones are dropped off.
“Once you receive your new rubbish bin, all of your collections are fortnightly from then on,” Cr Jellie said.
“So your rubbish bin goes out with your FOGO bin one week, and the next week it’s your recycling and glass bins.”
To double-check which bins go out on which night at your property, visit or visit the Civic Centre at 25 Liebig Street for a hard copy collection schedule.
Kerbside collection information
2020-21 2021-22
Rubbish 80L – weekly Rubbish 140L – fortnightly
Recyclables 240L – fortnightly Recyclables 240L – fortnightly
FOGO 240L – fortnightly FOGO 240L – fortnightly
Glass 80L – fortnightly
Bin lifts: 104 Bin lifts: 104
Total volume over a year: 16,640 L/household Total volume over a year: 18,200 L/household
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