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Kerbside Bin Service

The City of Mount Gambier has a three bin kerbside collection system consisting of a general waste bin (green with red lid), recycling bin (blue with yellow lid) and a FOGO (food organics/garden organics) bin (green with lime green lid).

Each property is issued with a general waste bin and recycling bin, while the FOGO service is on an opt-in basis. Households wishing to opt-in to the service simply need to call Council on 8721 2555 to purchase the bin (one-off payment).

The general waste bin is collected weekly, while the recycling and FOGO bins are collected fortnightly on a rotational basis. Access the kerbside calendar below or download the My Local Services app to find out the collection days for your neighbourhood.

Kerbside collection FAQs

To make sure your bins are collected by Council, please ensure that:

  • There is one metre space between bins placed at the kerbside, as waste collectors' need to be able to pick bins up and place them down again.
  • Always put bins out with handles facing the house.
  • Do not place bins under trees that have overhanging branches, or behind parked cars.
  • Do not overfill your bins. Make sure your bins are free from contamination. If your bins contain contaminated materials they will not be emptied.
  • Place your bins on the kerbside by 6am on collection days.

If your bin was not collected on the appropriate day please advise Council by phone on 8721 2555 or email

Please note that sometimes the trucks can run late and residents are asked not to phone before 3:00pm on their collection day to advise of a missed bin.

If your bin is damaged, please contact Council on 8721 2555 or email so that inspection/repairs can be carried out. If your bin is missing, please check neighbouring properties and reserves. If the bin cannot be located, a fee will be charged for a new bin which Council will deliver to you.

There will be no collections on Good Friday or Christmas Day. Notification of alternative collection day will be available in the local newspaper/s and on the City of Mount Gambier Facebook page. Collections on all other public holidays will be as normal, unless otherwise notified.

My Local Services app

Do you want to know which rubbish bin goes out tonight? Looking for the nearest park? Wondering what's on this weekend?

Download the My Local Services app on your smartphone for up-to-date information and events. You can see when Council payments are due, set reminders, and get handy recycling tips.

Implementation of the My Local Services App is part of the City of Mount Gambier improving its customer service delivery on a mobile platform.

Download the App

The FREE app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android. Search "My Local Services" in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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