Changes to bin service coming into effect

January 14, 2021 BY

The purple-lidded bins, for glass only, will come into action in February. PHOTO: SURF COAST SHIRE MEDIA

ALL glass bottles and jars will go into the recently-rolled out purple-lidded bin as of February 1.

During the past six weeks the glass-only bin has been delivered to all urban residents and any rural residents that receive Surf Coast Shire Council’s waste service.

Glass items will no longer be accepted in the yellow bin from February 1.

The purple-lidded bin will be collected every four weeks by the council’s kerbside service.

Changes to the kerbside service as of February 1 are as follows.

  • The green organics bin will become a Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) bin
  • The recycling bin will continue to accept plastics numbered 1-5, metal, paper and cardboard
  • The landfill bin will accept household waste that cannot go into the other bins such as soft plastics, broken crockery, window glass and mirror. It will no longer accept food waste and does not accept e-waste, batteries or chemicals
  • The purple-lidded bin is glass only.

The bin collection schedule will change. Given the food waste is going into the FOGO bin, it will be collected weekly in urban areas and the landfill bin will move to a fortnightly collection.

In rural areas, FOGO, landfill and recycling bins will be collected fortnightly.

For further information on the bin service, visit


The Council will hold a series of online community information sessions in the coming weeks.

Sessions on January 19, 5-5.40pm, and January 21, 2-2.40pm, will be held for the general public.

While for rental property owners and managers, sessions will be held on January 20, 2-2.40pm and 5-5.40pm.

To book an information session, visit