Waste truck with three bins on the kerb in front of two houses

The way we collect waste

Did you know more than half of the waste in our rubbish bins could be recycled or composted?  The new FOGO service will reduce valuable material going to landfill and help to reduce harmful greenhouse gases.
From 2 October 2023:
  • Your FOGO bin will be collected weekly.
  • Garden clippings and food scraps, including meat and bones, will go in your FOGO bin. 
  • With all the food waste in the FOGO, your rubbish bin will be less full. As a result, your rubbish collection will move to fortnightly.
  • Your fortnightly recycling collection will stay the same.

The changes are all part of the State Government's Circular Economy Policy to reduce waste going to landfill by 2030.

We only get one planet, why waste it? Use the FOGO bin and play your part in reducing harmful greenhouse gases.

Key changes from 2 October 2023

 Bin  Service  Collected
Lime green lidded FOGO bin

FOGO (lime green lid)

Collection starts on 2 October 2023.

Start filling your new FOGO bin with food and garden material from 25 September 2023, ready for collection  from 2 October 2023..

 Red lidded rubbish bin

Rubbish (will be changed to red lid)

  • For rubbish that can't be put in your recycling or FOGO bin.
  • Your rubbish bin lid will be changed from dark green to red.
  • This will be the same as for all rubbish bins in Victoria.
  • Rubbish bins will be collected fortnightly from 2 October 2023.
 Yellow lidded mixed recycling bin

Recycling (yellow lid)

  • For paper, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, aluminium, steel and plastic material.
  • Your existing recycling bin will stay the same.
  • Fortnightly collection stays the same.