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The City of Holdfast Bay offers all single-dwelling households a weekly collection of their green FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) bin and a fortnightly collection of red landfill and yellow recycling bins.
Each rateable household in Holdfast Bay is entitled to:
- one 240L green FOGO bin
- one 240L yellow recycling bin.
- one 140L red landfill bin.
Additional bins can be arranged with a private waste contractor.
Large multiple-unit dwellings (ten or more units) and businesses are currently on weekly landfill and fortnightly green FOGO collections (old service).
To ensure your bins are collected please place them out the day before or by 6am the day of collection and bring them in within 24 hours.
Over 75% of households are on a weekly green FOGO bin collection and fortnightly red and yellow bin collections which aim to reduce landfill.
However, We understand that not all households are the same, which is why we offer choice and flexibility for household waste collection.
Large households and/or households with a family member in nappies and/or with a medical condition are eligible to upsize their fortnightly collected landfill bin from 140L to 240L or upsize their recycling bin from 240L to 360L.
Households can also opt out of the weekly FOGO collection and request the old service, or alternatively, request to opt back into the Weekly FOGO service.
Please submit your preference in the form below
Options for Weekly Bin Collection
Welcome! All single-dwelling households are on weekly green FOGO and fortnightly landfill.
Households on the old service (weekly landfill and fortnightly green FOGO bin collections) have a pink "old service" sticker on their landfill and green FOGO bins. If you are still unsure what service you are on after checking your bins, please call customer service on 8229 9999.
If you have moved into a household that has the old service, you can switch back to weekly green FOGO and fortnightly landfill collections by filling out the options for waste collection services form (see above). Here you can also request a larger 360L fortnightly collected recycling bin or a 240L fortnightly landfill bin as well as request to move to the old service.
When is My Bin Collection Day?
Download our Waste Collection calendar to find out when your collection day is. The Waste Collection Calendar is also distributed to residents every year.
With the exception of Christmas and New Year's Day, collections will occur as normal on public holidays.
Alternatively, you can choose to get weekly notifications on your mobile phone the night before your collection day by using the My Holdfast app. The app will send will remind you what bins need to go out and when.
Apple users can download it via the App Store. Android users can download it via the Google Play Store. Enter “My Holdfast” into the search bar and look for the wave symbol. Then simply download and use it. Please note the bin feature on the app is only available for residents on the Weekly FOGO service.
Remember to bring your bin in within 24 hours of it being emptied.
What can I put in each bin?
Three bin system
The three-bin system allows residents to use a weekly general waste collection and fortnightly recycling and green waste collections (alternating weeks for recycling and green waste).
Green bin (FOGO)
Anything that grows can go in the green Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) bin; All organic matter (such as food, grass clippings, flowers, and plants) and contaminated paper products (such as dirty paper towel, tissues, 100% clay, and paper-based kitty litter) can go in the FOGO bin.
Households with a kerbside bin service are entitled to one kitchen caddy to assist with the disposal of food scraps into the green organic bin. To have a basket delivered to your property please call customer service.
Households can purchase a new roll of 75 compostable bags for $3 from the Brighton Civic Centre or Glenelg Library.
Yellow bin (Recycling)
Items that can go in the recycling yellow lid bin include; Paper and cardboard products, tins, cans, glass bottles, jars, and hard plastics containers.
Red bin (Landfill)
There are very few items that now need to go in the general waste/landfill red lid bin; disposable nappies, sanitary items, soft plastics (such as plastic bags, film, and wrappers), polystyrene, broken crockery, and broken glass.
Missed and damaged bins
Missed and damaged bins
If your bin was not emptied or is damaged and in need of repair or replacement call or email Solo Resource Recovery between 7am and 6pm (Monday to Friday)
How do I order Bins for a new property?
Call or email Solo Resource Recovery between 7am and 6pm (Monday to Friday) or email
How do I replace a missing bin?
Complete the missing bin form below to apply for a new bin. Once the form has been received and approved, bins will be replaced within two working days.
What do I do with my bins if my property is being demolished?
If your property is due for demolition contact us at (08) 8229 9999 to arrange for the bins to be collected. Once the property is developed and occupied please contact us to arrange the delivery of bins.