Your Bin Admin

Waste Minimisation

Your Bin Admin

Bin placement

Bin Placement

  • Put out two bins each week: your green bin and either the red or yellow bin, on yellow bin week you can put out your blue glass bin as well. See the South Zone calendar or the North Zone calendar for red and yellow bin schedules.
  • 80kg maximum weight.
  • Bins need to be put out before 6am on collection day
  • Put bins close to the kerb and at least 0.5 metres apart.
  • Please put the smallest bin first.
  • Handles must face the pavement.
  • Bins should be unobstructed by vehicles, trees or power poles.
  • Close lids.
  • If you have problems with positioning your bin on the kerbside, live in units or flats with space constraints, or have other special circumstances, please contact the Council on (03) 687 7200.
  • Your bin is allocated to your property and must stay with the property even if you shift.

Service frequency

Service Frequency

Type of AreaRubbish (Red Bin)Recycling (Yellow Bin)Compost (Green Bin)Glass (Blue Bin)
Residential AreasFortnightlyFortnightlyWeeklyFortnightly
Urban CBD (Commercial)Weekly WeeklyWeeklyWeekly

Additional bins

Additional bins or different sized bins are available on request by calling the Council on (03) 687 7200 - a charge may apply. View the Waste minimisation fee page.

Missed, stolen or damaged bins

For bins that are missed by the collection truck, damaged (e.g. split side or broken handles), missing or stolen, please contact the Council on (03) 687 7200. You will be required to pay costs only if the bin is damaged due to negligence.

What goes in each bin?

Please refer to the bin pages found in our Waste Minimisation section.

Handy hints

Handy hints

  • Squash boxes to make more room in your recycling bin.
  • Ensure your recycling is clean! Humans have to sort it.
  • Put hot ash in a metal can away from buildings for seven days before putting in the red bin.
  • Pay attention to weight - 80kg maximum
  • Please put the right items in the right bins.

Waste minimisation fees

You can view our waste minimisation fees by visiting our fees and charges web page


For information regarding RFID bin tagging visit our RFID tagging web page

Last updated: 10 Jun 2024