Red Bin Replacement

Red Bin Replacement
Photo of resident Nikki with replacement Red bin
Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming red rubbish bin replacement in the Bankstown, Revesby and Bass Hill Wards.  Red Bin Replacement Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming red rubbish bin replacement in the Bankstown, Revesby and Bass Hill Wards. Waste and Recycling; Rubbish

Photo of resident Nikki with replacement Red bin

Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming red rubbish bin replacement in the Bankstown, Revesby and Bass Hill Wards.

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​​Am I getting a new bin?

You will get a new bin if you:

  • Live in a house, townhouse or villa;
  • Have an existing small (120 litre) red bin; and
  • Live in the Bankstown, Bass Hill or Revesby Wards. ​

One new bin will be delivered for each Domestic Waste Charge paid for your property. You can see your charges on your rates notice or confirm the charge through your Property Manager. 

If you live in a flat or unit (with shared bins) anywhere within the Council area or if you live a house in the Roselands and Canterbury Wards you will not be affected by this replacement. 

There are no changes to your yellow recycling or green garden bins. 

​When is the replacement happening?

Bins will be replaced between May and September 2018.  We will be replacing around 1,000 a day.  ​

​​Why is my red bin being replaced?

There are a number of reasons why the red bins are being replaced. They include:

  • Most bins in the area have been in use since 1999 and it is standard practice for councils to replace bins after a number of years in use.
  • Replacing these bins with the same size as those in the Roselands and Canterbury Wards will make aligning waste services across the whole Council easier and more equitable in the future.
  • Audits show most bins (about one in two) in the area are full or overfull on collection day. The extra space will help your household put the right things in the right bin and reduce litter escaping from overfill bins.  ​

What's the difference between the old and new bin?

The new bins have a capacity of 140 litres which is a little larger (20 litres) than the old 120 litre bins. The extra space will help during peak periods when more waste is generated.  The new bin is a little wider too meaning there's more area touching the ground, which improves its stability. ​

What do I need to do in preparation for the replacement?

Keep using your current (120 litre) bin as usual. Put it out for collection each week on your usual service day until you receive more information or the bin arrives.

​What do I do when my new bin arrives? 

Your new bin will have a sticker with your address on it.  When the bin arrives:

  • Take it onto your property;
  • Keep using your old bin and put it out on the next normal collection day; 
  • Leave the old bin out on the kerb on that collection day for it to be removed (and recycled); and
  • Begin using your new bin as normal. ​

What happens to my old bin?

Leave your old bin on the kerb on the collection day after your new bin arrives. 

The old bin will be collected and taken apart for reuse and recycling. Some of the plastic will be used to make new bins.  ​

Can I keep using my old bin? 

No. The old bins will be removed as part of the replacement process.

After the bins have been replaced in your area only the new ones with the CB City branding will be collected and emptied.  ​

​​​What if my old bin isn't taken away?

If your old bin hasn't been removed within a week of receiving your new one please contact Council through the details ​below.  The old bin will no longer be emptied by the garbage truck so please don't fill it with rubbish.​

What if I don't get a new bin?

New bins will be delivered to all houses in the affected areas that pay the Domestic Waste Charge. You will receive a new bin for every waste service being paid by your property. For example, if you have a granny flat it will only receive a new bin if an additional waste change is being paid.  ​

If your property was accidentally missed and you see the neighbours on either side have their new bin, you can contact Council through the details below.

​Who do I contact if I have any problems or questions?

For safety reasons, please direct all questions through the contacts below rather than to truck drivers or the bin delivery team. Please contact Council's Waste Operations Team if you have any issues or questions.  You can:

  • Call 9707 9000 during standard business hours; or
  • E-mail bins@cbcity.nsw.gov.au​ (specifically for questions relating to the red bin replacement program).