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Rubbish Removal and Littering

There are several issues raised frequently by the community around waste services and general rubbish.

Council's waste services are contracted out and run by Coffs Coast Waste Services.

Their website is a great source of information about pick-up times and what should go into your different waste bins.

Noisy Garbage Trucks

Garbage trucks usually start their runs at 5.30am and may cause minimal disturbance to residents. Collections start in commercial areas and don't usually start in residential areas until after 6.00am. Complaints can be made to 1800 265 495.

Garbage Bin Not Emptied

Please contact Coffs Coast Waste Services on 1800 265 495.

Lost/Stolen/Damaged Bins

Your garbage bins are owned by Coffs Coast Waste Services and repairs and replacements are their responsibility. call their Hotline 1800 265 495.

Missed Garbage Service

If your green, red or yellow bin has been missed please contact Coffs Coast Waste Services on 1800 265 495.


Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter found on Coffs Harbour streets. Instead of littering smokers can get a free "Bin That Butt" Pocket Ashtray.

These are available from Council. Call 6648 4000 for more information.

Anti-litter laws mean that fines may be issued in Coffs Harbour for the following offences in relation to cigarette butt litter.


Litter Offence Penalty
Deposit Litter (small item) $60
Deposit an Extinguished Cigarette $60
Deposit Litter from Vehicle $200
Deposit a Lit Cigarette $200