Bins and rubbish

Coffs Coast Waste Services collects household waste in the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Local Government Areas. It is a partnership between the councils for these areas and Handybin Waste Services. For announcements about bin and waste transfer (the 'tip' or 'dump') services follow Coffs Coast Waste on Facebook

If you see illegal or dangerous dumping of rubbish please report illegal dumping.


When do I put my bins out?

Visit the Coffs Coast Waste website to find out:  

When your bins will be collected

You can also download the MyBins app from the app store or google play

Missed bin

To report a bin that has not been collected by Coffs Coast Waste Services you can: 

Submit a missed bin form

Broken bin

To report a broken or damaged bin to Coffs Coast Waste Services you can: 

Submit a damaged bin form

Stolen bin

To report a lost or stolen bin to Coffs Coast Waste Services you can:  

Download a lost/stolen bin form

Call: 1800 265 495 

New waste service

To request a new waste service for an existing building, submit the form below. You do not need to fill out the form for newly constructed buildings - City of Coffs Harbour will organise your waste service in response to the issuing of an occupation certificate.

Additional bin or upgrade recycling bin

If you would like to request an extra bin or upgrade to a 360 litre recycling bin, submit the form below.

Additional bin or upgrade recycling bin form

Help putting your bins out

If you are unable to take your bins out you can apply for the wheel in wheel out service. Download and fill in the statutory declaration below, have it witnessed by a JP and signed by your medical practitioner and submit it to the City of Coffs Harbour. 

Wheel in wheel out statutory declaration form(PDF, 642KB)

Call us for more information on: 02) 6648 4000

What goes in what bin?

To find out more about your household bins:

Visit the Coffs Coast Waste website: what types of waste go in which bin

Let's get composting Kitchen caddy available for free from Council

To help our residents compost we’ve created a website with Bellingen and Nambucca Councils where you can learn about composting and find out how to pick up your free kitchen caddy.

Waste and Recycling Facilities

Visit the Coffs Coast Waste Services website to find the:

Location and opening hours of all Coffs Coast Waste Services facilities 

Recycling Centre

The Coffs Harbour Community Recycling Centre, located at 31a Englands Road Coffs Harbour, has FREE drop-off facilities for a range of waste materials.

Find a full list of what is accepted for recycling


Bulky waste

Eligible households are entitled to the services below to dispose of their bulky goods.

Drop off at the waste facility yourself - 2 free vouchers per year

You can request up to 2 free self-haul vouchers from March to March each year to take your bulky household waste items to the Englands Road Waste Management Facility

Book a collection - 2 pick-ups per year 

Call Coffs Coast Waste Services to organise a collection from your premises for a fee payable at time of booking via credit or debit card over the phone or direct deposit.

You may request up to 2 user-pays kerbside bulky household waste collections between March and March each year.

Please note, due to services in the Nambucca and Bellingen shires, there may be some periods when this service is unavailable in Coffs Harbour.

Contact Coffs Coast Waste Services

To request a voucher or book a user-pays bulky household waste collection:

Call Coffs Coast Waste Services: 1800 265 495 

Visit the Coffs Coast Waste Services website to:

Find out more about bulky household waste services 

Green waste

The City of Coffs Harbour issues 2 green waste vouchers per year to ratepayers who pay a domestic waste charge on their property.

The vouchers are sent out with the first instalment of the rates notice each year.

The vouchers allow you to take green waste to our water management facilities twice per year for free.


Toxic waste

Problem household waste is harmful if placed in landfill as it is toxic and can cause both environmental damage as well as harm to humans and wildlife.

You can drop off problem household waste for free at Community Recycling Centres. 

Find a full list of waste accepted for disposal at the recycling centre