What can and cannot go into your bins

Find out what you can and cannot put into your kerbside bins by selecting the bin below:

Garbage bin (red lid)

Your garbage bin (red lid) is for general household rubbish.

Yes we collect

  • Household rubbish
  • Soft plastic packaging (or you can recycle at your local supermarket)
  • Food waste
  • Wrapped nappies and animal droppings
  • Polystyrene (bagged as smaller pieces)
  • Crockery, Pyrex, glassware, window glass (wrapped)

No we don't collect

  • No garden waste
  • No recyclables, paper or cardboard
  • No syringes or medical waste
  • No chemicals or hazardous waste
  • No motor oil, fluids, paints or solvents
  • No building material, bricks, steel or wood

 

Recycle bin (yellow lid)

Your yellow lid recycle bin is for general household recyclables. Place items loosely in the bin and not in plastic bags.

Yes we collect

  • Clean foil trays, empty aluminium, steel and aerosol cans
  • Empty glass bottles and jars
  • Papers, envelopes, junk mail, brochures, magazines and telephone books
  • Empty milk and juice cartons
  • Empty plastic bottles and containers
  • Cardboard boxes

No we don't collect

  • No plastic bags
  • No soft plastic packaging
  • No recyclables in plastic bags
  • No garbage
  • No crockery, Pyrex or glassware
  • No polystyrene
  • No oil, chemicals or hazardous waste
  • No garden waste
  • No nappies
  • No building material, bricks, steel or wood
  • No light globes, window glass or mirrors
  • No clothes, linen or shoes

 

Garden bin (green lid)

Your green lid garden bin is for garden waste. Place items loosely in the bin and not in plastic bags.

Before felling or trimming trees (large branches) check if you need a permit.

Yes we collect

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Small branches (up to 100mm in diameter)
  • Garden prunings
  • Weeds
  • Flowers

No we don't collect

  • No garden waste in plastic bags
  • No large logs, stumps or timber cut offs
    Book a bundled branches collection for larger branches
  • No food waste
  • No garbage
  • No nappies
  • No crockery, Pyrex, or glassware
  • No recyclables, paper or cardboard
  • No plant pots
  • No polystyrene
  • No oil, chemicals or hazardous waste
  • No building material, bricks, steel or wood
  • No soil or potting mix

 

Where does the waste go once collected?

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Garbage bin (red lid) - your rubbish is taken to the Cleanaway transfer station, in Lysterfield.
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Recycle bin (yellow lid) - your recyclables are taken to the Visy Recycling Plant in Heidelberg.
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Garden bin (green lid) - your garden waste is taken to Bio Gro in Dandenong South for processing.