Important information for Willoughby residents: Delivery of new domestic bins

Posted: Thursday, 2 February 2017

Willoughby residents will soon have brand new red and yellow lidded bins when the old models are replaced over the months of February and March this year. 


The current garbage and recycling bins held at Willoughby households were purchased and distributed at the commencement of the previous Waste Collection Contract in 2003, and are now due for replacement. 


Delivery of the new bins will take place in stages across suburbs within the Willoughby local government area, commencing on Thursday 23 February 2017 and finishing on Friday 23 March 2017. 


Once residents have received their new bin, it is important that the corresponding old bin is put out on the kerbside on the next collection day and left out so that Council can take it away. The old bins will then be recycled by the manufacturer, SULO, and turned into new bins. The new bins contain around 30 per cent recycled plastic.


“Waste and recycling services are amongst the most important services a council can provide its community,” said Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney. “Bins only have a lifespan of about 10 years and by replacing the red and yellow lid bins, Council is ensuring Willoughby residents are provided with a quality waste collection service,” she said.


For more information about the changes to waste and recycling services, phone 9777 1000 or visit 

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