Waste & Recycling Collection

Kerbside collection

Waste and recycling is collected weekly, while the green-lid City to Soil bins are collected each fortnight.

Armidale's Waste and Recycling collection

In Armidale, the day of the week that your waste is collected will depend on the area in which you live.

See the below Waste Collection Calendars to see what day of the week waste is collected in your area:

Armidale Urban Waste Collection Calendar 2020-2021 (PDF 2.8MB)

Armidale Rural Waste Collection Calendar 2020-2021 (PDF 556.6KB)

Guyra's Waste and Recycling Collection

If you live in Guyra, your red-lid bin is collected every Friday, while recycling is collected each Monday. Guyra's green-lid City to Soil bins are collected every second Monday.

View the Guyra City to Soil waste collection service calendar (PDF 595.4KB) to check when the fortnightly collection will service your property.

Waste Services Guide

For more information about the region's waste and recycling services, view our Waste Services Guide.  (PDF 3.6MB)
If you would like a hard copy guide, visit Council's Customer Service counter.


Frequently asked questions

Where do I leave my bins on collection days?

To assist with waste collection and to protect the safety of staff, please leave bins:

  • At least one metre apart on the curb.
  • Facing the road.
  • At least one metre from recycling crates, trees, telegraph poles and other obstacles.

Bins should be left out before 6am on the day of collection. We recommend leaving your bins out the night before to ensure you don't forget or miss the collection in the morning.
Please don't keep bins out overnight after they have been emptied.

What do I do if my bins have been damaged or lost?

Residents are encouraged to report any damaged red-lid and green-lid bins they have to the Waste Hotline on 1300 136 322 for either replacement or repair, free of charge.

How many bins should I have?

Each household is supplied with one 240 litre City to Soil green-lid bin, one 140 litre household waste red-lid bin and two 55 litre recycle crates. The paper and recycling crate will have a lid to mimimise contamination.

Can I leave out more than two recycling crates each week?

Residents can leave out an unlimited number of recycling crates, as long as the recyclables are sorted correctly. 
Extra crates can be purchased from Council's Customer Service counter. See the prices below:

  • Crate and lid - $37
  • Crate only - $25
  • Lid only - $12

Alternatively, other weather-proof crates or large containers purchased elsewhere can be used as long as paper and cardboard is covered with a lid. This helps to avoid contamination.

Can I purchase additional BioBags or City to Soil kitchen caddies?

New households will receive one free MaxAir kitchen caddy and one roll of compostable BioBags (approximately one year's supply).
If your kitchen caddy is broken or needs to be replaces, drop into our Customer Service desk in Armidale or Guyra to request another one.
If you have used your initial roll of compostable BioBags, you can purchase additional rolls for $3.
We require these specific bags to be used, rather than alternative compostable bags, as some products do not decompose correctly in our composting system.