Forbes Shire Council, along with Parkes, Cabonne, Blayney, Orange and Bathurst Councils, have contracted JR Richards & Sons (through a Joint Recycling Contract administered through NetWaste) to undertake the kerbside general waste, recycling and Food Organics & Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service. As part of the 10 year contract commenced in April 2016, the kerbside collection service is offered to the residents of Forbes and surroundings (approx. 5 km from CBD) which includes approximately 3700 collections.
Approximately 250 public litter bins spread across the shire are also collected as part of the same waste collection contract. Kerbside collection service is also extended to the commercial and industrial establishments across Forbes town. The majority of businesses receive a recycling and general waste collection service. It is the responsibility of the businesses to protect the bins and keep them inside their premises except for the collection day.
Click here to see the collection routes.
See Check Bin Collection Dates 2020 for collection dates.