Waste charges

Waste charges for homes

Waste service charges have been updated for 2022-23 have been updated, and are effective as of 1st July 2022.

The waste service charge on your rates notice includes:

  • weekly garbage collection
  • fortnightly recycling collection
  • bundled branches and hard waste collection
  • the cost of rubbish bins in parks and streets

Green waste collection is an optional service available in urban areas, townships and the Dandenong Ranges. Green waste collection will be charged separately on your rates notice.

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The table below outlines the 2022-2023 waste charges for all residential properties under 4 hectares.

There has been a significant increase in the Waste Levy (formerly called the landfill levy) charged by the State Governments Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for each tonne of rubbish disposed at licensed landfills. This levy has increased by $60 since 2020, and is $125.90 per tonne for the 2022-23 financial year. This increase is not within Council’s control and is separate to the general rates cap. It has resulted in an increase to Council’s Waste Management Charge.

 

Service

Price per year

Standard 120 litre garbage bin and 240 litre recycling bin

$312

80 litre garbage bin and 240 litre recycling bin

$294

Additional service 120 litre garbage bin and 240 litre recycling bin

$240

Additional 120 litre garbage bin (medical requirement) $168

Additional recycling bin

$72

Residential Minimal Waste Service (for developments that don't use Council's waste services for properties, but have access to hard waste, street and park litter bins) $72

Optional green waste collection - Standard 240 litre bin (only available in urban areas townships and the Dandenong Ranges)

$99

Optional green waste collection - 120 litre bin (only available in urban areas townships and the Dandenong Ranges)

$93

Waste charges for businesses

Waste services charges for 2021-2022 will be updated once the council budget is formally approved. Charges will be applied with Rates effective 1st July 2021.

Depending on the area, businesses who pay for council waste services will either receive:

  • A twice weekly garbage collection and a fortnightly recycling collection

or 

  • Two garbage bins collected once weekly and a fortnightly recycling collection

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Service

Price per year

Standard 120 litre garbage bin and 240 litre recycling bin

$420

Additional service 120 litre garbage bin and 240 litre recycling bin

$420

Recycling only 240 litre bin

$72