Visitors often wonder what to do with their blue bags when they leave for home. If you vacate a property on a day that is not a collection day you must drop your blue bag directly at the Refuse Transfer Station (RTS) or Drop Off facility upon departure for home. Our transfer stations are open until 6:30pm on Sundays and public holidays from 18 December 2017 to 25 February 2018, so you have plenty of time to drop in on the way out of town. Bags left out overnight create a big mess that local residents end up having to clean up. The litter also ends up in our waterways and beaches. Keep our communities neat and tidy and dispose of your refuse at the RTS or drop off facility. If you are renting a holiday home, many rental companies will collect your rubbish upon request for a fee. Visitors often wonder what to do with their recycling when they leave for home. There will be no additional recycling collections for properties that fall on an off week following a long weekend. The wheelie bins are big enough to hold more than a fortnight's recycling. Back in the days when there was not recycling collection, everyone wanted to be sure that their rubbish was collected otherwise they were stuck with a smelly bag of rubbish. Not anymore. If recyclers recycle correctly by rinsing out their containers, there will be no issues with odour or storage. A recycle bin doesn't have to go out with every collection - you can put the bin out only when it's needed. A collection can be skipped if you know you are leaving your holiday home between your collection week. Blue bags are still collected every week.