Harmony Square

Bin Options and Charges

Council provides many waste and recycling bin options to meet individual needs.

The service options available encourages residents to reduce waste from going to landfill.

Please download the Application for Household Bins form to look at the different bin options to choose from – Options A to F.

Application for Household Bins - 381 KB

Bin Options

An Application for Household Bins form will need to be completed for the following situations:

  • Ordering bins for your new property
  • Changes to your bin option
  • Downsizing or upgrading bin size
  • Ordering an additional bin

Only residential ratepayers, or their authorised property manager or owners corporation secretary acting on their behalf, may select and/or change bin options and order additional bins.

Tenants must get approval for any changes to residential garbage levy.

Residential Garbage Levy

Included in your rates each year is a Residential Garbage Levy. This charge covers the cost of your:

  • weekly garbage collection 
  • fortnightly recycling collection 
  • fortnightly garden waste collection 
  • 'at call' hard waste collection

The Residential Garbage Levy is detemined by your nominated bin option. Please refer to your rates notice for your specific Residential Garbage Levy amount. All of the bin options and Residential Garbage Levy for each option is outlined below.

Fees are exempt of GST.

All properties (including non-rateable properties) are required to pay a residential garbage service fee for the collection and disposal of waste. Blocks of vacant land are exempt from the annual garbage charge.

Refunds can not be given because a resident vacates their property, specifies that bins are not to be delivered or chooses not to place out bins for collection.

Bin options and Residential Garbage Levies (RGL)

Fees are exempt of GST.

Name Standard fee Description
Option A $428

Residential Garbage Levy for 2020-21

You will receive a 120 litre garbage bin, a 240 litre recycling bin and a 240 litre garden waste bin.

Option B $394

Residential Garbage Levy for 2020-21

You will receive an 80 litre garbage bin, a 240 litre recycling bin and a 240 litre garden waste bin.

Option C $409

Residential Garbage Levy for 2020-21

You will receive a 120 litre garbage bin, a 240 litre recycling bin and a 120 litre garden waste bin.

Option D $376

Residential Garbage Levy for 2020-21

You will receive an 80 litre garbage bin, a 240 litre recycling bin and a 120 litre garden waste bin.

Option E $356

Residential Garbage Levy for 2020-21

You will receive a 120 litre garbage bin and a 240 litre recycling bin.

Option F $324

Residential Garbage Levy for 2020-21

You will receive a 80 litre garbage bin and a 240 litre recycling bin.

Recycling Bin Upsize Fee $100

Once you chose your bins from the above six options (A - F), you can elect to upsize your recycling further with a larger 360 litre capacity recycling bin.

If you selected this additional 360 litre recycling bin it will replace the recycling bin in your preferred option.

There will be at an additional one-off cost for this bin in the first year of service.

Change of Bin Supply Charge $18

Per bin

Additional Bin - 120 litre garbage bin (red lid) Annual Service Fee $247
Additional Bin - 120 litre garbage bin (red lid) One-off cost for supply charge $38.50
Additional Bin - 240 litre recycling bin (yellow lid) Annual Service Fee $49
Additional Bin - 240 litre recycling bin (yellow lid) One-off cost for supply charge $45.50
Additional Bin - 240 litre garden waste bin (green lid) Annual Service Fee $102
Additional Bin - 240 litre garden waste bin (green lid) One-off cost for supply charge $45.50
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Change of Bin Option

To change your bin option, please complete Section A of the Application for Household Bins form.

Please refer to the application form for any relevant fees and charges.

Additional Bins

To apply for an additional bin, please complete Section B of the form Application for Household Bins form.

Please refer to the application form for any relevant fees and charges.

New residents

If you are a home owner moving into the City of Greater Dandenong, please ensure you complete the form Application for Household Bins.

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

Please visit tenants and property managers page

Damaged bins

If one of your bins is damaged, please contact us on 8571 1000 and we will arrange for repair or replacement at no charge.

Requests received before 2pm will be attended to the next working day. Requests received after 2pm will be attended to within two working days.

Please put your empty damaged bin out empty on the nature strip the night before the scheduled repair day.

Stolen and missing bins

If one of your bins has been stolen complete a Statutory Declaration for Missing Bins form and return to Council in person to a customer service centre, or post, fax, or scan and email.

Statutory Declaration for Missing Bins - 205KB 

Upsize your recycing bin

Once you chose your bins from the above six options (A - F), you can elect to upsize your recycling further with a larger 360 litre capacity recycling bin.

If you selected this additional 360 litre recycling bin it will replace the recycling bin in your preferred option.

There will be at an additional one-off cost for this bin in the first year of service. See Bin options fees for more information.