Bins

Household Waste Collection Services

The City of Greater Dandenong is committed to reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

A large amount of waste thrown in the garbage bin can be recycled, composted, or even reused.

To encourage residents to reduce waste going to landfill, Council provides several Bin Options to meet individual needs.

Please note that only a property owner or agent can select bins for a residence. If you are a tenant, contact your landlord or property manager. 

For further information about your waste collection service and to see what you can and can not put in your bins please view the waste brochure.

A Guide to your Waste Collection Service 5MB -  English

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Garbage bin (red lid)

The bin with the red lid is for household garbage that cannot be recycled and is collected weekly, on the same day each week

Find your next bin collection

Garbage in the red lid bin is sent to landfill. To find out more about landfill please visit the what happens to my garbage, recycling, garden waste page

The standard bin size is 120 litres (930mm high x 480mm wide).

Residents may choose to downsize their garbage bin to 80 litres.

If you change your bin option, your garbage levy will be adjusted to the new option charge. 

For more information visit the Bin Options and Charges page. 

For further information about your waste collection service and to see what you can and can not put in your bins please view the waste brochure.

A Guide to your Waste Collection Service - 5MB

Waste Fact Sheet - 299KB

Please note: All garbage waste must be placed into plastic bags before placing it in the red bin.

Recycling bin (yellow lid)

The bin with the yellow lid is for household recycling and is collected fortnightly, on the same day each fortnight.

Find your next bin collection

Recycling in the yellow lid bin is sent to a recycling sorting factory. To find out more about recycling please visit what happens to my garbage, recycling, garden waste

For further hints and tips on recycling please visit Know Your Recycling 

The standard bin is 240 litres (1100mm high x 600mm wide).

Residents may choose to upsize their recycling bin to 360 litres. For more information visit the Bin Options and Charges page. 

For further information about your waste collection service and to see what you can and can not put in your bins please view the waste brochure.

A Guide to your Waste Collection Service - 5MB

Recycling Waste Fact Sheet - 81KB

Please note: All items for the recycling bins must be put in loose. Do not place recycling in plastic bags.

Food and Garden bin (green lid)

The bin with the green lid is for household garden waste and food scraps and is collected fortnightly, on the same day each fortnight.

Find your next bin collection

The garden and food waste bin is collected on the opposite week to your recycling.

Garden and food waste in the green lid bin is sent to a local composting facility. To find out more about your garden waste please what happens to my garbage, recycling, garden waste, or visit Back to Earth.

The standard bin is 240 litres (1100mm high x 600mm wide).

You can choose to purchase an additional 240 litres garden waste bin. For more information visit the Bin Options and Charges page. 

For further information about your waste collection service and to see what you can and can not put in your bins please view the waste brochure.

A Guide to your Waste Collection Service - 5MB

Garden Waste fact sheet - 643KB

Please note: All items for the gardening bins must be put in loose. Do not place in plastic bags.

Find out when your bins will be collected.
You have a range of waste and recycling bin options available to suit your household needs.
Food waste recycling has arrived in Greater Dandenong.