Information for residents

Find resources and information for residents living in the Maroochydore City Centre on how to use the AWCS.

With the AWCS, residential apartments will have inlets located in the apartment building.

General waste

  • Use the red inlets for general waste disposal - waste must be in bags.
  • Bags to be no more than 30 centimetres in diameter.


  • Use the yellow inlets for recyclable disposal - residents do not need to bag items.
  • Items to be no more than 30 centimetres in diameter.

Waste not appropriate for the AWCS

  • Organic waste - residents can use the in sink food disposal system in each apartment’s kitchen.
  • Bulkier items (large cardboard, electronic waste) or regulated waste - residents can utilise the centralised disposal areas or transport the waste to a council waste facility for disposal or recycling.


Only approved contractors can undertake maintenance on the AWCS.

We are continuing to develop resources for residents. Check back regularly for updates on bin signage, user guides and in sink waste disposal.


Residents guide to the automated waste collection system and other waste and recycling services (PDF, 3.1MB)

We continue to develop resources for residents. Updates on bin signage, user guides and in sink waste disposal will be added as supplied.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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