Find your bin day

On your collection day please place your bin/s on the verge by 6am, square to the road and about a metre back from the kerb.

How often is your rubbish collected?

  Bin Type   Bin Size  Collection Frequency 
General Waste 120L or 240L capacity  Weekly 
 Recycling (yellow lid) 240L or 360L capacity  Fortnightly 
 Green Waste (green lid)  240L capacity Fortnightly (on alternate week to recycling) 


New waste and recycling app: get sorted

The get sorted™ app puts quick and easy waste and recycling information in your hands.

The Town is the first Council in WA to access this new waste and recycling app from SUEZ Environment, our recycling and waste recovery provider.

What is the get sorted™ app?

The get sorted™ app provides up-to-date information about the Council's waste and recycling services at the touch of a button.

  • Bin collection day with the option to set reminders
  • What items can be placed in each bin
  • A full list of waste items and simple recycling or disposal instructions
  • Special Collections (e-waste and charity clothing drop-off days)
  • Contact details for the Town.

We are working with Suez and the app developer to continuously improve the app. We welcome your feedback, please feel free to email or call 9347 6000.  


The app is available now and is free to download from the App Store and Google Play so you can help make the Town of Cambridge a cleaner, greener Town.


Waste and Recycling Guide

Each year we publish a Waste and Recycling Guide, which includes waste collection days and bulk collection dates.


If you would like a printed copy of the Guide call us on 9347 6000.

PLEASE NOTE: Bulk verge collections are only for residential, not commercial, properties.


What goes in each bin?

Bin type What you can put in it 




This yellow lidded bin is available in two sizes - a standard 240 litre or extra large 360 litre.  Residents can request a second 240 litre bin or replace their 240 litre bin with the larger 360 litre bin for free.

Items to be disposed of in the recycling bin are:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Metal
  • Plastic and plastic bags
  • Glass

Don't forget to flatten the cardboard, crush the cans and squash the plastics to create more room in your recycling bin.  Plastic bags need to be placed in the recycling bin empty and loose.

If you would like to order an additional recycling bin or swap to the larger 360 litre size submit your request via the Change your bin system page.

Green Waste


Use the green lidded, green waste bin to dispose of:

  • Grass clippings and weeds (soil free)
  • Leaves and twigs (soil free)
  • Garden prunings including rose prunings
  • Small branches and raw timber offcuts (no longer than 30cm)

The green waste bin is optional for Cambridge residents.  A good way to divert waste away from the general waste stream is to use a green waste bin whose contents are converted to mulch and compost.

To order a green waste bin today submit your request via the Change your bin system page. 

Another great way to divert green waste away from the general waste bin is to compost.  Visit the Composting page to learn how.

General Waste


The general waste bin should be considered the 'bin of last resort' and should be used for the disposal of:

  • Food scraps
  • Nappies
  • Textiles
  • Bric-a-brac

The general waste bin should only be used for items that can't be recycled.

The Town offers residents a general waste bin in two sizes - 120 litre or 240 litre.  Reducing the size of your general waste bin will save you around $400 per year in rates. 

Visit the Change your bin system page to view the range of bin options available.


Max Recovery Campaign

The Town is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. 

To support our commitment, we are running a MaxRecovery campaign, the aim of which is to encourage everyone to increase the amount of rubbish deposited in the recycling and green waste bins, and reduce the amount of rubbish disposed of in the general waste bin (which could end up in landfill).

If you think you could recycle more but don't have the correct bins to do so, choose a combination of bins (general, recycling and waste) to suit your needs.

Visit the Change your bin system page to select your preferred bin combination. 


Last Updated: 25/05/2017