Bins and Collections

Change of Bin DaysChange of Bin Collection Days

From 1 June 2021, we are streamlining the city’s bin collection routes to improve the community’s waste collection services.

You may find that your regular bin collection time will change. 6% of Townsville will experience a change to their bin collection week or day.

Some parts of the following suburbs will be affected:

Magnetic Island:

  • Arcadia
  • Horseshoe Bay
  • Nelly Bay

Townsville mainland:

  • Bluewater
  • Bluewater Park
  • Jensen*
  • Kirwan
  • North Ward
  • Toolakea
  • Townsville City
  • West End
  • Yabulu
* From 30 June 2021, an additional 41 residences in the suburb of Jensen will experience a change to their regular bin collection.

Quick reference maps:

A friendly reminder to make sure you place your bins 0.5 metre apart and out for collection by 6am on your collection day.

Download your FREE Bin Collection Day Calendar here.

To find out when your Bin Collection Day is, scroll down the page and search your address.


We collect your rubbish 365 days of the year!Find out the collection days for your waste and recycling bins, and how to order a new bin or report damaged bins and missed collections.

Remember to always:

  • Ensure your bin is facing the road, with the wheels closest to your property or house
  • Your bin is not overloaded (max weight 50kg)
  • Your bin lid should be able to close.

What’s your bin collection day?

FOGO and GO households, please refer to mailed collection calendars or PDF versions available in the FOGO Resources.