Your waste service

Parents with young children around 240 litre bins

In July 2017, Kempsey Shire Council introduced a new waste collection service which aims to increase recycling, reduce the amount of waste going to the local landfill, and keep costs down for the community. Residents with a waste collection service received three new bins:

  • green bin for all food and garden organics, collected weekly
  • yellow bin for household recycling, collected fortnightly
  • red bin for rubbish, collected fortnightly

To help make it easier for you to sort your waste, you will have also received a:

Free kitchen caddy and compostable bag system for collecting food waste for disposal in the green bin

Free bag to collect all recycling for easy disposal in the yellow bin

Remember, the easiest way to make the new service work for you is to put all food and garden waste into the green bin, and all household recycling into the yellow bin. Think of your red bin as a last resort.

Who do I contact with questions?

For any questions about your waste service, changing bins or collections in your area please contact the Waste Hotline - 1300 342 207


Contact your real estate agent to discuss your bin size needs with your landlord.

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