New Rubbish and Recycling service

Black rubbish bags are on borrowed time. Hamilton is wheeling out an exciting new kerbside rubbish and recycling service from 1 July 2020. 


Launching on 1 July 2020, the new kerbside service will introduce separate wheelie bins for collecting rubbish and recycling, and a food scraps bin. The existing recycling crates will be used for glass only.

From April 2020, Hamilton City Council will start delivering recycling, rubbish and food scraps bins to all properties in the collection area, in a process which will take a few weeks. Under the new system, food waste will be collected weekly and rubbish, recycling and glass fortnightly. The new kerbside service will reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and help to keep our streets cleaner.

Yellow wheelie recycling bin 240L

(0.58m x 0.74m x 1.08m)

For plastics 1-7, tins, cans, paper and cardboard.

Fortnighly collection, alternating with rubbish.

Red wheelie rubbish bin 240L

(0.48m x 0.55m x 0.92m)


Fortnighly collection, alternating with recycling.

Glass crate 45L

(0.45m x 0.40m x 0.35m)

Fortnighly collection with recycling wheelie bin and food scraps bin.

Food waste bin 23L

(0.32m x 0.40m x 0.40m)

Weekly collection.

More information about the new kerbside service rollout, bin delivery dates and how to use the new collection system will be available early in the new year.