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Extra urban bin collection services this Christmas

You’ve got enough to think about this Christmas/New Year so make a note that you will not have to worry about getting rid of extra rubbish. 

Byron Shire Council is introducing extra collection services in urban areas for two weeks over the Christmas/New Year period to help residents cope with the increase in waste and recyclables that accumulate during the festive season.

Byron Shire Council’s Team Leader Resource Recovery, Lloyd Isaacson, said the collection services will run for two weeks from 25 December to 6 January, and residents will be able to place all three bins on the kerbside for collection.

“Normally the organics bin gets emptied once a week along with an alternate service for general waste (red bin) and recyclables (yellow) bin,” Mr Isaacson said.

“Council is asking for people to put all three bins (red, yellow and green) on the kerbside the night before their garbage collection day.

“This means there will be a lot more bins than normal so we’re asking people to park cars in driveways or garages if possible to help our drivers and staff,” Mr Isaacson said.

The extra collection services will run from 25 December to 6 January. 

Bin collection tips

  • Bin collections will go ahead on your normal collection day even if it falls on a public holiday.
  • Put your bins out the night before your normal collection day. If your bins are not out, we cannot send the truck back a second time.
  • Where there is space, place your three bins side-by-side at the kerbside.
  • If there is not enough room for all three bins to sit side-by-side, place the red landfill bin at the front and recycling and organics bins at least one metre behind it.
  • Park your cars in driveways and garages if possible to give collection trucks more room.
  • Take your bins in ASAP after they have been emptied.

Please be patient with each other and the drivers - there will be lots of bins out and collections times may vary.  The additional collection services will only operate in urban areas of the Byron Shire.

For more information contact Lucy Wilson, Resource Recovery Education Officer on 6626 7077.

Media contact:

Media Communication Officer
Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.