Domestic Waste, Recycling and Organics Collection Service

Domestic Kerbside Collection
Snowy Monaro Regional Council provides the following domestic kerbside waste, recycling and food/garden organics collection services for residents:
  • Household rubbish (garbage)
  • Recycling
  • Food and Garden Organics (Cooma only)
Domestic bin sizes may vary due to different services provided within certain areas of the region.

240-litre red lid bin
120-litre red lid bin 

240-litre yellow lid bin 
360-litre yellow lid bin

Food Organics and Garden Organics - Cooma Only
240-litre lime green lid bin
green red and yellow bins image
New or Additional Domestic Waste and Recycling Service
An application form must be completed when requesting a new or additional collection service. In the case of a new build, a Final or Interim Occupancy Certificate is required before service can commence.

  • All year round domestic waste service 52 services - $251.00 per annum (charged on annual rates) 
  • All year round domestic recycling service 26 services - $119.00 per annum (charged on annual rates) 
You can download a New or Additional Domestic Waste and Recycling Collection Service application form here. This is to be completed and returned to Council by the contact details below.

To submit your application:

Email a scanned copy of the completed application form and email it to the Council at

In Person
 drop the completed application form at Snowy Monaro Regional Council's offices in Cooma, Jindabyne, Bombala or Berridale.

Mail the completed form to Council at 
Snowy Monaro Regional Council, 
Resource and Waste Department
PO Box 714, Cooma NSW 2630
Kerbside Recycling
Kerbside recycling is fully comingled. That is, all recyclable materials including paper and cardboard can be placed in the yellow lidded recycling bin for collection.

Did you know?
All the recyclable materials collected in the Snowy Monaro are transported and processed at the Materials Recovery Facility in Hume, ACT. These materials are not going to landfill and approximately 90% of the recyclables collected and sorted at the facility are reprocessed in Australia.
Kerbside Recycling
Helpful hints to avoid missed kerbside collection and bin placement
Residents are advised that kerbside bins need to be correctly presented prior to the collection service occurring. Bins are required to be presented at the roadside in an accessible location for the drivers to collect. 

  • It is the responsibility of the householder to put the bins out, ready for collection the night before each scheduled collection day. 
  • The collection routes are scheduled on days NOT times.
  • Place bins facing the road with wheels towards the house.
  • Keep bins away from objects such as letterboxes, trees and parked cars.
  • Lids must be closed, not overfilled, to avoid litter caused by wind and animals.
  • Bins not presented or presented in the wrong position, will not be collected, even if full.
  • Missed collections, missing or damaged bins must be reported to Council as soon as possible.
  • If you wish to order a new or an additional service, contact your closest branch office.
Cooma truck emptying waste