To prepare the city for the new 3-bin kerbside collection service (red lid - general waste; yellow lid - recycling; and green lid - FOGO) to be introduced in early 2024/2025. Ipswich City Council is replacing all remaining dark green lids on general waste bins with new red lids - ensuring all general waste bins will have a uniformed red lid.

Why we are doing this:

  • to avoid confusion between general waste bins and FOGO bins
  • to comply with Australian standard waste colour coding

What do residents need to do?

Nothing. Please continue to put your general waste bin out as normal on your usual collection day, and we will change your lid.


Council provides the following services to assist residents to manage their waste in a manner that protects the environment and community health.

Learn more on how Ipswich City Council is delivering the Resource Recovery Strategy at www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/resourcerecovery