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Get your bin nights right this festive season

11 December 2019

Christmas and New Year are a time of festive celebration – and a time when your household bins are likely to be absolutely full.

Gunnedah Shire Council is reminding Shire residents to be aware of bin collection days and a few changes that will be in place over the holiday period.

While there will be no change to household waste and greenwaste collection over the Christmas and New Year period, there will be a few recycling collection changes.

If your usual recycling day is Wednesday, the recycling bin will be picked up Tuesday, December 24 instead of Christmas Day, and Thursday, January 2 instead of New Year’s Day.

If your usual recycling day is Thursday, the recycling bin will be picked up on Friday, December 27 instead of Boxing Day.

Residents are reminded to put their bins out on the evening before to allow for early collection.
On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, the waste facilities in Gunnedah, Curlewis and Carroll, as well as the Breeza and Kelvin Mobile Collections, will be closed.

Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Waste Sheridan Cameron said one easy way to check your collection date at any time was to use the Recycle Coach app available for smartphones.

“Once you have you the Recycle Coach app, you can view upcoming collections and even get reminders to put out the right bin at the right time,” Mrs Cameron said.

“It’s a great, simple app that can make it all a bit less confusing.

“It is also great for holiday periods and helps ensure it is easier to effectively recycle.”

Residents can also check Council’s website ( for collection details.
Enquiries about household waste and greenwaste can be directed to Council’s Customer Services Team on 6740 2100, and enquiries about the recycling collection can be made to Recyclit on 6742 1522.


Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.