What goes in each bin

We offer a weekly kerbside garbage collection and fortnightly recycling and food and green waste collection. Recycling and food and garden waste are collected on alternate weeks, on the same day as your garbage collection.

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Your bins explained

There are three bins available to residents, each used to collect different types of waste - the garbage bin for general, non-recyclable waste, the recycling bin for recyclables and the food and green waste for food scraps and garden litter.  So we can recycle and reuse as much of our waste as possible please always put the right waste in the right bin. 

Garbage

Your kerbside garbage bin (green lid) is collected weekly and, on collection day, should be placed on the nature strip or footpath in front of your property by 6am (residential streets) or by 4.30am (main roads and commercial shopping strips).

Ins and outs of your garbage bin

Only put things in your garbage bin that you can't reuse, recycle or compost.

 Put these items IN THE BIN These items stay OUT OF THE BIN
  • Disposable nappies
  • Broken glass (window, drinking, cookware, crockery)
  • Polystyrene
  • General rubbish
  • Soft plastics
  • Electronic waste (e-waste)
  • Hot ash
  • Oil or paint
  • Solvents
  • Any liquid
  • Syringes
  • Unwrapped vacuum dust
  • Timber or other building materials

What happens to the garbage?

Once collected, the kerbside garbage is trucked to either the Stonnington Waste Transfer Station or the South East Melbourne Transfer Station, where it is packed onto larger trucks and carted to the Melbourne Regional Landfill in Truganina for disposal.

Recycling

Your kerbside recycling bin (blue lid) is collected fortnightly and, on collection day, should be placed on the nature strip or footpath in front of your property by 6am (residential streets) or by 4.30am (main roads and commercial shopping strips).

Ins and outs of your recycling bin

Keeping non-recyclables out of your recycling bin, keeps recyclables out of landfill!

Put these items IN THE BIN  These items stay OUT OF THE BIN 
  • Hard plastic bottles and containers
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium cans, foil and trays
  • Steel cans and aerosols
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Anything in a plastic bag
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Foam trays or polystyrene
  • Food waste
  • Garden waste
  • Glass (window, drinking, plates or mugs)
  • Light globes
  • Nappies
  • Soft plastics (plastics that don't spring back into shape when squeezed)
  • Shoes
  • Waxed fruit boxes

What happens to the recycling?

Once collected by Cleanaway, all recycling is taken to the VISY Material Recovery Facility in Springvale.

Glass is sent to a VISY beneficiation plant for sorting and processing, paper and cardboard is processed by VISY in Coolaroo, Albury and Adelon, and steel, aluminium and plastics are sent on to local processors.

Food and Green waste

Your kerbside food and green waste bin (burgundy bin) is an opt-in service. The bin is collected fortnightly and, on collection day, should be placed on the nature strip or footpath in front of your property by 6am (residential streets) or by 4.30am (main roads and commercial shopping strips).

Kitchen caddies 

To help you collect kitchen scraps for your food and green waste bin, we're providing free kitchen caddies and liners. To order a caddy and liners email our Environment team remember to include your name and full address.

Ins and outs of your food and green waste bin

 Put these items IN THE BIN Keep these items OUT OF THE BIN 

Green waste

  • Grass clippings
  • Garden prunings and weeds
  • Small branches (up to 10cm in diameter and 40cm long)
  • Leaves and bark

Food waste

  • Meat, seafood and leftovers
  • Cheese and egg shells
  • Citrus, onion and garlic
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Bread, cereal, rice, noodles and pasta
  • Food packaging
  • Plastic bags
  • Hoses or pot plants
  • Animal droppings
  • Balls or toys
  • Liquids - cooking oils, sauces (absorb these in a paper towel and dispose of in your garbage bin)
  • Large branches and stumps
  • Sand or dirt
  • Bricks or rubble
  • Household rubbish
  • Cooked bones
  • Oyster shells

 

Bin collection times and rules

On collection day please make sure your bin/s are out is by 6am (residential streets) and by 4.30am (main roads and commercial shopping strips).

Bins must be placed on the nature strip or footpath in front of your property:

  • parallel to the kerb with the lid opening towards the road
  • away from trees, overhead powerlines or street signs
  • away from parked vehicles
  • spaced at least 30cm from other bins.

Bins can be put out at 3pm the day before collection and must be removed before midnight on collection day.

The weight of a bin must not exceed 60 kilograms.

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