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    Our Customer Service Offices in Laurieton, Port Macquarie and Wauchope will close for the Christmas/New Year period commencing 2:00 pm, Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020 at 8.30 am.

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Red bin service options

Port Macquarie-Hastings residents have three red bin service options to choose from, so you can select one that best suits your needs - Minimiser, Standard or Excess

Service Size Collection Cost* P/A
Minimiser 140 litre red bin Fortnightly $392
Standard 240 litre red bin Fortnightly $447
Excess 240 litre red bin Weekly $661

* Note, please see Costs for more detailed information about pricing.

Switching Services

If you would like to switch services please call Council on (02) 6581 8111.

Your rates will be adjusted from the date of the change to the end of the financial year to reflect the new cost or savings associated with your new service. A letter will be sent advising you of these new adjustments which will then be reflected in your next Instalment Notice. A $57 change over fee is payable prior to the service being changed.

Bin Sizes

Service Bin size Height Width Depth

Red Minimiser

140 litre




Red Standard or Excess

240 litre




Yellow Recycle Upgrade

360 litre




Kitchen Bin

7 litre




This page was last updated on: 30 July 2019