Waste Management

Refuse Collection

MGB (Wheelie Bin) Service


The following conditions apply to refuse collection:

  1. The weekly household collection service commences at 7.30 am each Tuesday.
  2. All household refuse must be moisture free. Household refuse not in approved MGB will not be collected.
  3. All MGBs must be placed on the footpath adjacent to the street kerb. Bins left on private property will NOT be collected.
  4. Without special arrangement no more than one MGB will be collected each time from a household, with a maximum weight of 40kg per item. House bricks, stones, soil and other hard refuse will not be collected as household refuse.
  5. Refuse in 'wheelie bins' must be in smaller garbage bags (not wheelie bin liners) to facilitate easy removal.
  6. No ashes from burnt material or liquid waste is to be placed in your MGB.
  7. All other refuse that is not easily handled by one person should be heaped in an accessible place so that it can be collected by Council during the annual clean up week.

Your co-operation with these rules will help keep collection costs - and therefore the refuse rates - down.

The Cowell refuse depot will be open for dumping during the following specific hours only. 

 Monday 2.30 - 4.30pm
 Wednesday 2.30 - 4.30pm
 Friday 2.30 - 4.30pm
 Sunday  10am - 12 noon

CLOSED: All public Holidays and Catastrophic Fire Ban days


The Council will be holding periodic 'Drum-Musters' in the township of Cowell for the collection of used chemical drums. Drums must be triple rinsed and be approved for the DrumMuster program. For more details contact Council's Works Manager.

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