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As a resident of the City of Holdfast Bay, you can access a wide range of services for reusing, recycling or disposing of unwanted household items and materials. Each rateable household in Holdfast Bay is entitled to:

  • one 140L red lid landfill bin.
  • one 240L yellow lid recycling bin.
  • one 240L green lid organics bin.

Additional services can be arranged with a private waste contractor.

To ensure your bins are collected please place them out the day before or by 6am the day of collection and to bring them in within 24 hours.

Kerbside bin audits

Between May – June 2021 the City of Holdfast Bay will be undertaking physical kerbside bin audits of randomly chosen kerbside bins within the city

The audit results provide us with information on how the community is using our kerbside service and identify of areas for improvement (i.e. recycling, contamination and percentage of food being placed in the green FOGO bin). THe address of the bin and personal contents will not be identified or reported against however if you wish to not have your bin audited please contact our Environment Officer Shani Wood (contact details below).

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, get notified of your collection day by using the My Holdfast app to send weekly reminders to your phone which alerts you to bins go out the night before collection.
Apple users can download it via the App store. Android users can download via the Google Play Store. Enter “My Holdfast” into the search bar and look for the wave symbol. Then simply download and use.

Remember to bring your bin in within 24 hours of it being emptied.

What can I put in each bin?

The three bin system, allows for residents to use a weekly general waste collection and fortnightly recycling and green waste collections (alternating weeks for recycling and green waste).

Yellow lid (Recycling)

Items that can go in the recycling yellow lid bin include; Paper and cardboard products, tins, cans, glass bottles and jars and hard plastics containers.

Green lid (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 and roll of 75 compostable bags to assists with disposal of food scraps into the green organic bin. To have a basket delivered to your property please call customer service.

Households can collect a new roll of compostable bags from the Brighton Civic Centre or Glenelg Library. Limit of one roll per household.

Red lid (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 contact us on (08) 81595090 between 7am and 6pm (Monday to Friday) or email

How do I replace a missing bin?

Download the missing bin form to apply for a new bin. Once the form has been received and approved, bins will be replaced within two working days.

How do I order Bins for a new property?

Contact Solo Resource Recovery (08) 81595090 between 7am and 6pm (Monday to Friday) or email

What do with my bins if my property is being demolished?

If your property is due for demolition contact us on (08) 8229 9999 to arrange for the bins to be collected. Once the property is developed and occupied please contact us on to arrange the delivery of bins.

Missing Bin Form

Contact Customer Service