Council is seeking community feedback on its future waste collection service, ahead of the upcoming renewal of its kerbside waste collection contract. 

Palmerston residents currently have the opportunity to consider two kerbside waste collection options in terms of collection volume and frequency (general waste only) and provide feedback to assist Council’s informed decision-making.

Council sought tender submissions for the provision of two service options:
Option 1: maintain the current service, being a 120 litre general waste bin collected twice per week 
Option 2: providing a 240 litre general waste bin collected once per week.

City of Palmerston Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell believes this is an opportunity for Council to look at better ways to manage waste collection in our area and seek valuable input from the community.

“Based on the proposals provided by tender submissions and considering general waste production by Palmerston households has decreased by 12 per cent since 2014, Council is consulting with the community as to what service option they prefer,” said Mayor Pascoe-Bell. 

“Of the two options being considered, the one chosen will form part of a new waste collection contract, which will be awarded for a period of 8 years. Both options have advantages and disadvantages which are detailed on Council’s website, along with how to share your thoughts.”

“Rates, Roads and Rubbish are words often used to describe the role of a local council, and this consultation with community concerns all three – factors include the impact on our roads while we provide a rubbish collection service funded by your rates. By consulting with our community, Council can provide a service that best meets residents’ needs and expectations,” she said.

No other changes to Council’s waste collection service are being considered at this time. This includes no change to the waste collection service provided to unit complexes.

To read in detail the waste service options and learn how to make a submission, visit