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
  • 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
  • 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 and 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.