Bins that are left out for extended periods of time can cause a risk to public health and safety.
If these bins are left out they may cause
obstruction to footpaths
prevent safe parking of vehicles
be hazardous to drivers if bins end up on the road
Council takes public health and safety and the potential for pollution seriously. If your bin is left out for extended periods of time or is out on the wrong day then the enforcement process will take place.
If bins are repeatedly left out you risk a fine of up to $511.00.
If your property is leased ensure that your tenants are aware of the correct collection day, as it is the property owner not the tenants that are liable for the fine.
Environmental Service Charge for Domestic Waste and Recycling Bins
Council takes public health and safety and the potential for pollution seriously.
Council waste collection staff has the authority to empty domestic bins that are placed on the kerbside on non designated collection days. This is to reduce the threat of the contents escaping into the environment.
As per Council's 2019-2020 Schedule of Fees and Charges
“Any resident that places a waste or recycling bin out for collection on the wrong collection day which can cause an environmental threat of the contents escaping, at the determination of the waste collection staff, that needs to be emptied, will be emptied at a rate specified in Section 22 of the fees and charges and billed to the owner. The details of the bin will be sent to compliance for follow up action”
The Fee for this service is $45 and an invoice will be send to the property and owner.