Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collection


Kerbside Waste and Recycling

Gannawarra Shire Council operates a weekly kerbside waste collection and fortnightly commingled kerbside recycling collection to most properties throughout the municipality. Collection days vary depending on your location. 

Gannawarra Shire Council also operates an opt-in fortnightly kerbside green waste service for Cohuna, Kerang and Koondrook urban residents. For more information regarding this service, please click here.

To find out when your bin is collected, please go to the My Neighbourhood Page, and enter your address. 

Public holiday collections

Kerbside bin collections occur as scheduled on all public holidays, except for New Year's Day and Christmas Day. Service changes are usually confirmed in early December and promoted in local publications and on Council's website.

What can I place in my household waste and recycling bins?

Red household waste bins are collected weekly, with yellow household recycling bins collected fortnightly.

To ensure the correct items are placed in each bin, please click on the boxes below to see what items can go in which bin.

What can I place in my red household waste bin?

  • Household waste, non-compostable food waste, (meat, fish, poultry, scraps and bones)
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Soft plastics, including plastic bags
  • Bagged lawn clippings
  • Nappies
  • Garden waste
  • Broken glassware and crockery
  • Broken mirrors, incandescent light bulbs and glass

What cannot go in my red household waste bin?

  • Syringes (please click here for safe disposal guidelines)
  • Gas bottles
  • Oil, paints or solvents
  • Soil and rocks
  • Timber, concrete, bricks and building material including asbestos
  • Pesticides or chemicals
  • Hot ashes

What can I place in my yellow household recycling bin?

All items placed in your yellow household recycling bin needs to be placed loosely and not in plastic bags

  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Aluminium and steel cans, foil trays and aerosols
  • Rigid plastic containers and bottles
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Letters, envelopes and office paper
  • Advertising materials
  • Telephone books

Tip: Give your recyclables a quick scrape or rinse before they go in the bin, to remove excess food

What cannot go in my yellow household recycling bin?

  • Food waste (meat, fish, poultry, scraps and bones)
  • Garden waste
  • Nappies
  • Plastic bags, including placing recyclable items in plastic bags for disposal
  • Soft plastics, such as chip packets and muesli bar wrappers
  • Medical waste, including syringes and syringe disposal containers
  • Crockery
  • Clothing
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Household rubbish
  • Chemicals, liquids and paint
  • Soil and rubble
  • E-waste, which is any item with a plug, battery or power cord such as keyboards, laptops, or power tools
  • Gas bottles

Recycle Mate app


Recycle Mate helps you recycle anywhere in Australia – whether at home, at a friend's house or when on holiday. Just take a photo or type the name of an item you would like to know more about and Recycle Mate will give you disposal advice specific to your location.

For more information, including how you can download the Recycle Mate app to your mobile device, please click on the Recycle Mate image above.

Placing your bin out for collection

Your bin should be placed out for collection the night before your scheduled collection day. As collection times may vary it is not recommended you place it out of a morning.

The bin should be placed on the naturestrip or shoulder of the road in rural areas, with the wheels furthest from the road. Do not place the bin near obstructions such as trees or powerpoles, or behind parked cars. 

Where two or more bins are placed in the same area for collection, ensure there is at least 0.5 metres between them - this is the same when placing your recycling out for collection also.

In rural areas, ensure the bin is on the shoulder of the road and at least 1 metre back from the edge of the seal.


Request for Waste, Recycling and Green Waste Collection service

All residents throughout the Shire may join the Waste and Recycling collection service, and if operational in your area, the Green Waste service. In many cases your property will be located along or within a short distance of a garbage route, however this may not always be the case. Should this occur, you will be informed of the distance to the nearest collection point prior to your service being activated.

If you wish to join the service or alter your current arrangements, including cancelling your service, please complete the form below. Your service can then generally be activated within 2-3 weeks.

Click here to view form.

Missed Collection

If your bin was placed out correctly for collection and did not contain any prohibited items but was not collected, please report the missed collection to Gannawarra Shire Council on 5450 9333.

Missing or Damaged Bin

If any of your household waste bins have been damaged or are missing, please complete the form below for your bin to be repaired or replaced.

Click here to view form.

Apply for a Bulk Rubbish Container Permit

If you need a Bulk Rubbish Container for your property, please complete the form below:

Click here to view form.