Collection and charges

From 29 June 2015, Indigo Shire will join the HalveWaste Green Team's efforts to reduce the volume of waste that goes into landfill 50% by 2020. To see how it will work, go to There's even a Green Team hotline on 13 13 39 to answer all your questions. It's a change for the better ...

Which bin this week? calendar

Visit and download a collection calendar for your area, or plug in your street to find out which bins go out when ...

The new kerbside waste collection service will include an organics bin ...

To find out if you are in the Organics Collection area, see the maps below. If your property is inside the red line, the new organics collection service is compulsory.

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Residential property service costs

(Subject to Indigo Shire Council 2015-16 Budget approval process.)

Urban services

Standard service fee $325.35pa

Service Bin Collection Annual fee
Garbage 140l Fortnightly 102.30
Recycle 240l Fortnightly 78.55
Organic 240l Weekly 144.50

Rural services

Standard service fee $250.65pa

Service Bin Collection Annual fee
Garbage 240l Fortnightly 172.10
Recycle 240l Fortnightly 78.55

Your new service will commence in the week of 29 June 2015.
Remember, if you have any questions contact the Green Team hotline on 13 13 39.

Frequently asked questions

When should I have my bin out for collection?

Your bin should be out in the collection position the night before collection, or by 6am on the scheduled collection day.

Which bin goes out when?

Visit to find out when and how to leave your bins, or download a handy calendar for your town and street.

My bin was not collected

There may be a number of reasons why this has occurred

  • There has been a change of Driver or Route and the collection time of your service has changed
  • Your recycle bin may have been contaminated
  • Your bin was too heavy and was unable to be emptied

If your Waste Service has not been collected by 4.30pm on the day of collection please contact Council.

My bin has been stolen

You need to report this to the Police and forward a copy of the police report to Council. Please contact Council to report the incident and a replacement bin will be arranged.

My bin was swallowed by the Waste or Recycle Truck

On occasions wheelie bins fall into the Waste/Recycling collection truck. This may be because the bin is wet (frosty) or too heavy for the truck's arms to hold. Please contact Council for a replacement wheelie bin.

My bin has been damaged

Please report the damage to Council and the wheelie bin will be repaired or replaced.

If I move house do I take my wheelie bins with me?

NO! The wheelie bins are allocated to the property and not to the person at the property. Each wheelie bin has an individual serial number which is recorded against the property. This also allows Council to return the bins if they are found abandoned.

Last updated: 18 May 2015