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Wheelie Bins & Collection

Logan City Council provides waste and recycling bins to its residents and ratepayers, and commercial premises (upon ratepayer request). For information on our services, see below.

Please use the collection schedule or call (07) 3412 3412 if you need to know your day of service.

New bin service

To order bins for your new house, please call on (07) 3412 3412 or email, one or two working days before you're due to move in. Bins are usually delivered by our contractor the day after we place an order with them, so ordering far in advance is not required.

Who can order domestic bins?

  • Owners
  • Tenants
  • Real estate agents (written authority from the owner is not required)

The standard bins we provide to households are 240 litre waste and recycling sets. Ratepayers can request a combination of other sizes, and additional bins are available to order if the standard set is insufficient.

Logan City Council does not provide a green (garden) waste bin service at this time. You can place small amounts of green waste, in plastic bags, into your general waste bin. Green waste can not be recycled.

Residents who require assistance because they're unable to put their bins out on the kerb, due to medical reasons, are able to request a supported service, where the contractor will take the bins to and from the kerb for emptying.

Ratepayers of commercial properties can request bins for tenants in their premises.

Collection calendar and service guide

Download our collection calendar and service guide. This will help you remember which week to put your recycling bin out for collection, contains a useful guide on how to present your bins to ensure they're collected, and shows what goes in which bin.

The calendar and guide also comes in a handy fridge magnet version. Please call our customer service centre on (07) 3412 3412 to request one, which we'll mail to you. The calendars are popular, so they might not always be available.

For more information, refer to our A to Z list of recyclables.

Missed bins

Please phone (07) 3412 3412 or email to report the situation.

As the collection contractor has until 5 pm each day to complete collections, please wait until the day after collection before reporting a missed service. It's possible the truck broke down and is delayed, became full and had to tip off and will return shortly, or a relief driver may be completing their run differently to the usual driver if unfamiliar with the area.

If the bin was missed by the collection vehicle driver, the truck will be sent back to empty it at no charge.

If, however, the bin was missed because of an act or omission on your part, the truck can only return after payment of a fee to Waste Services. The cost is $23 per bin. These acts or omissions may include:

  • not having the bin on the footpath by 6am on the day of collection;
  • presenting an overfull bin (the lid must be down flat); or
  • presenting an overweight bin (the truck can only lift 70 kilograms).

Council's contractor's fleet of trucks are fitted with GPS and cameras, which can record any issues drivers identify while servicing bins. This information is stored on an online portal which Council staff have accces to, and may be used to assist in identifying any issues when you report a missed bin.

Damaged, missing or stolen bins

Please phone (07) 3412 3412 or email to have your bin repaired or replaced.

Your damaged bin will have to be placed on the footpath for the contractor but you can still put rubbish or recyclables in it. It will either be repaired or removed (contents and all) 1-3 business days after you contact us. There is no charge for the repair or replacement of the bin.

Council's contractual arrangements do not permit replacement of dirty, smelly or graffitied bins. Only bins with damage significant enough to prevent servicing (like a large crack) will be replaced. There are companies who can professionally clean a wheelie bin for a small fee, or you may be able to clean the bin satisfactorily yourself (by using a high pressure washer, or bleach etc). Search the internet for suggestions.

If your bin has gone missing, your replacement bin will be left on the footpath 1-2 business days after you contact us. There is no charge for the replacement bin.

Supported bin service

Residents who are unable to physically move their bins to and from the kerbside, due to disability or impairment, can apply for a supported bin service.

A supported service is a pre-arranged bin collection service from within your property.  The application for this service will only be considered if the following conditions are met:

  • The dwelling is located within sixty metres (60m) of the nearest service point
  • There is no other person who resides at the premises who is able to place the bins on the footpath for collection each week
  • Bins will be stored in a location easily accessed by the driver
  • All roaming animals will be kept inside the house at the time of service
  • Written support from a medical professional is provided

If your application is successful, Council's waste collection contractor will enter your property and proceed to the agreed location where the bins are kept.  The bins will then be wheeled out to the truck for emptying, and returned to the same location.

Please note on recycling day, the drivers of the waste and recycling trucks may work together.  Whichever driver arrives first will wheel both bins to the footpath, and whichever driver arrives second, will wheel both bins back. This may result in your bins being left out on the footpath for a few hours, but they will be returned by the end of the day.

No extra charges apply to ratepayers or residents to use this service.

To apply, return a completed Application for Supported Bin Service form, ensuring that section 4 is completed by a medical professional.

Free additional medical assistance bin

An additional medical assistance wheelie bin may be provided in the case of a resident who, directly as a result of a medical condition, generates significantly greater quantities of general and/or recyclable waste than usual (an example is a home dialysis patient, who will have large quantities of plastic waste, cardboard and containers to deal with because of the home dialysis process).

To apply, return a completed Free Additional Medical Assistance Bin form, with accompanying written advice from a medical professional.

Additional domestic wheelie bins

Before requesting additional wheelie bins we suggest you read about reducing, reusing and recycling.

If one waste and one recycling bin are insufficient for your needs, it is possible to obtain additional waste and/or recycling bins using either of the forms below.

Please note: these forms should not be used to order bins for auxiliary units or duplexes. If the bins are for these types of dwellings, please contact Council on (07) 3412 3412.

Property owners and ratepayers

Please note that this form must be completed by the property owner (ratepayer) as it will result in extra rate charges.

Residents who rent

This form can be completed by tenants, and payment details must accompany the form when submitted.

Changing the size of your wheelie bin

Commercial and body corporate properties

Commercial properties

The owners of commercial properties may use the form below to apply for waste and/or recycling wheelie bins. Please note that this form must be completed by the property owner (ratepayer) as it will result in extra rate charges.

Bulk bin options are available to some commercial properties (depending on storage space and truck access). Please note that this form must be completed by the property owner (ratepayer) as it will result in extra rate charges.

If you require further information like bin dimensions, send an email to requesting them.

Tenants of commercial properties are unable to apply for bins directly through Council. Tenants can approach the owner or manager of their property. Alternatively, private arrangements can be made with any waste or recycling removal company for direct billing options.

Body corporate

Please note that this form must be completed by body corporate managers as it will result in extra charges.

Casual special event bins

You can hire bins through Council for your upcoming community event.  Fees apply.

Please submit an application to Council at least a week prior to the event, to provide us ample time to order your bins.  Your application may not be processed if our contractor is unable to deliver the bins due to late submission.

Rubbish collection schedule