Here are some tips for how to put your bin out for collection when we are expecting severe weather.

We all know how windy it can get in Clarence, often occurring during the night, blowing bins over, spilling the contents to blow down the street.

If you think your bin could be blown over during high wind, please consider putting it out in the morning of your collection day, before 6.00am rather than the night before.

If your bin isn’t full, you could also consider waiting until your next collection.

Still wondering what more you can do? Here are some more tips:

  • Make sure your bins are closed and secure – bin lids should always be closed flat.
  • Don’t put your bin out too early. We recommend putting your bin out on the morning of your collection if possible, before 6.00am so you don’t risk missing pickup.
  • Place your bin in a cluster of other bins that could offer a bit of shelter, making sure the bins are at least 30cm apart so that the truck arm can collect them.
  • Put your bin in a sheltered spot, that’s still visible and accessible for the truck arm to pick it up.
  • Bring in your bin as soon as you can after collection to reduce the risk of the bin blowing over and breaking or blocking the road or footpath.
  • Please endeavour to collect spilled materials if your bin has been blown over, where safe to do so.
  • Please contact council on 6217 9500 if you require assistance or to report multiple blown over bins.

Severe weather

It’s not often that weather stops kerbside collection from continuing. But if this happens, we will update residents through social media and our website if severe weather causes any changes to kerbside collections.