What you can put in your bins

General rubbish bin

Green rubbish bin

Your green rubbish bin is collected weekly.

Make sure your bin is placed at its collection point by 6am on scheduled collection days.

After collection, move your bin from the collection point back to your property as soon as possible.

What can I put in my general rubbish bin?

An extensive list of items and how to dispose of them is available online.

View full waste items list

Do put in the rubbish bin:

  • Household garbage,
  • Food waste, meat, fish, poultry, scraps and bones,
  • Nappies (wrapped),
  • Polystyrene and foam meat trays,
  • Plastic packaging, food wrappers and cling film (soft plastics),
  • Window glass, glassware, mirrors and pyrex.

Don't put in the rubbish bin:

  • Green waste,
  • Recyclables,
  • Batteries or any items that use a battery or power cord,
  • Bricks, rubble, timber & renovation material or hot ashes,
  • Paint, pesticides, oil or solvents,
  • Syringes,
  • Liquids, acids, hazardous or chemical waste.

Larger items may be taken to the tip (waste transfer stations)

Recycling bin

yellow recycling bin

Your recycling bin is collected fortnightly.

Make sure your bin is placed at its collection point by 6am on scheduled collection days. After being collected, move your bin from the collection point back to your property as soon as possible.

Recycling will be changing across Victoria in the coming years. Find out more about how recycling is transforming.

What can I put in my general rubbish bin?

An extensive list of items and how to dispose of them is available online.

View full waste items list

Do put in the recycling bin:

  • Cardboard boxes,
  • Milk & juice cartons,
  • Plastic bottles and lids, containers, trays, plant pots, cd & dvd covers,
  • Glass bottles & jars (including lids),
  • Steel cans including aerosol & aluminium cans, clean aluminium foil & pie trays,
  • Books, envelopes, brochures, newspapers & magazines,
  • Plastic Toys,
  • Pots & pans,
  • Paint tins (dry/empty).

Don't put in the recycling bin:

  • Plastic bags,
  • Food waste, meat, fish,
  • poultry, scraps or bones,
  • Batteries, or items that use a battery or power cord,
  • Plastic wrap, polystyrene,
  • foam meat trays,
  • Glassware, crockery, pyrex, light bulbs, window glass or mirrors,
  • Garbage, nappies, videos or dvds,
  • Waxed cardboard,
  • Gas cylinders,
  • Syringes,
  • Green waste,
  • Coffee cups or lids.

To find out where you can recycle other items visit the Recycling Near You website. 

Recycling of Soft Plastics

Although you can dispose of soft plastics in your rubbish bin, you can actually recycle most soft plastics through your local supermarket.

Soft (scrunch-able) plastic bags and packaging can be recycled by taking them to a participating supermarket.

Search for a participating supermarket

 

Green waste bin (optional service)

Light green green waste bin

Your green waste bin is collected fortnightly. There is an optional charge for the Green Waste Collection.

Green waste collection is available in urban areas, townships and the Dandenong Ranges.

Request a new or additional green waste service.

Make sure your bin is placed at its collection point by 6am on scheduled collection days. After being collected, move your bin from the collection point back to your property as soon as possible.

What can I put in my general rubbish bin?

An extensive list of items and how to dispose of them is available online.

View full waste items list

Do put in the green waste bin:

  • Grass clippings and weeds
  • Flowers
  • Garden prunings
  • Rose clippings
  • Leaves
  • Bark
  • Small branches & timber offcuts

Don't put in the green waste bin:

  • Soil, wood ash, stones
  • Plastic bags
  • Stumps, large branches, timber or garden stakes. 
  • Garbage, nappies, plastic bags
  • Recyclables
  • Food waste
  • String, twine or wire
  • Hazardous or chemical waste
  • Syringes

Find out more about hard waste or bundled branches collection.

Make sure we can collect your bin (COVID-19)

Your waste is important to us, especially during the current COVID-19 situation.

Bins are still being collected around Yarra Ranges, but we’re working to avoid manual handling of bins wherever possible, to reduce the risk to community members and our contractors.

Help us to keep the community safe and make your bin safe to collect:

  • Make sure your bin is on the kerb, away from cars, trees and other obstacles, so it can be easily reached by our truck’s automatic arm.
    Your bin should be at least 50cm away from other bins and one metre away from poles, trees and cars, with the handle facing away from the kerb.
    Your bin should be no more than 1m from the kerb, otherwise we can’t reach it.
    If you can’t find a safe place on your kerb to put your bin, you can place them in your driveway if it is safe to do so.
  • Make sure your bin is safe to empty – if your bin is damaged, you’ll need to contact us to organise a replacement.
  • If your bin is too heavy, we won’t be able to safely collect it.
  • If your bin is over-filled, we won’t be able to safely collect it.
    You should be able to close the lid of the bin easily.
    If your bin is over-filled, it will likely spill when our automatic arm collects it.
    During the current COVID-19 situation, we are unable to leave the truck to collect spilled rubbish, so we can’t collect over-filled bins.
  • Don’t put oversized items or the wrong thing in your bins.
    Oversized items may have to go to a waste transfer station for a fee.
  • Don’t park in front of bins so we can collect them easily
  • Don’t park in front of bins or in truck turning areas, such as court bowls.
    Our trucks need a lot of room to turn around safely.

If we couldn’t collect your bin, or if we could collect it but faced some problems doing so, our contractor will leave a notice with more information.

For more information about Waste and bin collections, give us a call on 1300 368 333 during business hours.

For more information about Council's COVID-19 response, visit our updates page.

A-Z waste guide

To find out where to dispose of specific items view our A-Z list.