What day? Which bins?








Urban calendar

Collection days

 Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
East Ballina Lennox Head West Ballina Wollongbar Panorama Estate and Ocean View Estate, Alstonville
Ferngrove Estate Ballina Heights Wardell Alstonville (except Panorama and Ocean View Estates) Ballina - east of Moon Street (including odd numbers Moon St)
River Oaks Estate Cumbalum Cabbage Tree Island Russellton Industrial Estate, Alstonville Skennars Head
North Lakes Estate   Ballina - Including Moon Street (even numbers) Southern Cross Drive Industrial Estate and Ballina Industrial Estate, Ballina Lennox Head - area accessed via Henderson Drive

Rural calendar

Collection days

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Cumbalum South Ballina Teven Uralba
Ross Lane Keith Hall Tuckombil Marom Creek
Byron Bay Road Empire Vale Gap Road, Alstonville Rous
Knockrow East Wardell Friday Hut Road McLeans Ridge
Brooklet Bagotville Fernleigh Road Pearces Creek
Newrybar Meershaum Vale Nashua  
  Cabbage Tree Island    

Please note the above information is indicative and is subject to change. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, contact the Waste Management Centre on 6686 1287.

Bin collection guidelines

Council kerbside bins are collected by a side-loading truck which uses a mechanical arm to pick up and empty bins. We currently empty almost 20,000 bins per week across the Ballina Shire. 

  • Bins should be out before 5am or on the night before your collection day.
  • Don’t over? ll – lids must close fully.
  • Keep clear of vehicles, trees or other objects.
  • Bins heavier than 60kg can’t be lifted by the waste truck and will not be collected.
  • Place bin within one metre from the edge of the road seal, with the front of the bin facing the road.
  • Leave space between the bins, one-metre apart is ideal.


Why weren't my bins collected?
  • You may have put your bin out too late (bins should be out by 5am)
  • Your bin might be too heavy, our trucks can only lift up to 60 kg’s
  • Your bin might be overfull
  • Your bin is inaccessible (the truck is not able to gain access to the bin for some reason)
  • Your bin might be too far back from the kerb

If the truck is unable to collect your bin for any of these reasons, you will need to make other arrangements to transport your materials to the Waste Management Centre or wait to the next collection day.

Occasionally, our trucks break down and require repair. If this occurs and your bin has not been emptied, please leave it out and your waste will be collected as soon as possible. 




















When I move properties, do I take my bins with me?

  • Council supplies and maintains all waste bins.
  • If you purchased your bin before this period, you are welcome to take it with you when you move.

My bin has disappeared, what should I do?

  • Wait at least 48 hours as they have a habit of turning up.
  • If it doesn’t reappear, call the Ballina Waste Management Centre on 6686 1287 and they’ll help you organise a replacement.

My bin needs repairing, what should I do?

Call the Ballina Waste Management Centre on 6686 1287.

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