Rubbish & recycling

Arrowtown’s rubbish and recycling collection is every Monday (including all public holidays except Christmas Day). It needs to be out on the kerb or grass verge, about one metre from the road, by 7am.

The rubbish goes into the landfill at Victoria Flats. Glass is sent for recycling, as are general recyclables.


How collections work

Every residential property has three bins:

  • A mixed recycling bin (yellow lid)
  • A glass recycling bin (blue lid)
  • A refuse bin (red lid)

The red bin is collected every week.

The blue glass bin and yellow mixed recycling bin are collected on alternate weeks. You can find a downloadable calendar of collection dates here. You can sign up for SMS or email reminders here.

Find out more about what can and can't go in each bin here.


Putting out your bins

Park your bins up on the footpath or grass verge nearest the road, so that:

  • bins face the road
  • lids are closed flat
  • each bin has space (50cm from other bins, trees, power poles and fixed objects)

Only bins under 70kg get picked up.


Green waste

Some garden waste can be taken to the transfer station in Glenda Drive, where it is turned into mulch.

Accepted Tree branches up to 400mm in diameter and small tree stumps.
Not accepted Broom, gorse, flax, cabbage trees, grasses, leaves, weeds, sawdust, timber off-cuts, crates, wood packaging or gib board

More information on rubbish and recycling is available from QLDC.

Frankton Transfer Station

Household waste, green waste and hazardous waste can be taken to the transfer station in Glenda Drive, in the Frankton Industrial Estate. There is a charge for all drop-offs except for scrap metal.

The transfer station is open 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week. It is closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and the morning of ANZAC day.

Phone 03 451 0106

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