The City of Palmerston is dedicated to reducing waste and providing quality services. Palmerston has twice weekly domestic waste collection and fortnightly kerbside recycling collection.

Each household is provided with:

  • one 120 litre red lidded bin for domestic waste; and 
  • one 240 litre yellow lidded bin for recycling

Household garbage is collected twice a week and recycling is collected fortnightly. Bins need to be placed on the verge by 7am on the relevant collection days.

All bins are to be removed from the verge within a reasonable period after its collection. Rubbish bins must not permanently remain on the kerb.

Unit complexes use:

  • 240 litre red lidded bins for domestic waste; and
  • 240 litre yellow lidded bins for recycling 

Unit complex garbage is collected four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Unit recycling is collected every Thursday. Unit complex bins are collected from the bin enclosure and do not need to be placed on the kerb, contractors will retrieve and return bins from the specific enclosures.

It is an offence to place any domestic waste out for collection unless it is contained in a council issued garbage bin. On the spot fines may be issued to those residents who fail to comply.

For all garbage enquiries. including new bin service, bin repairs, collection days or missed collection, contact Council on (08) 8935 9950.