Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

COVID-19 restrictions: what's closed and what's open.

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FOGO (food organics and garden organics) bins and recycling bins are collected weekly.

Household waste is collected every 2 weeks.

Unit and apartment complexes without FOGO bins receive household waste collections every week and green waste collections every two weeks

Please enter a valid Boroondara address.

Types of bin

Find out more about the different bins available for kerbside collections.


FOGO bin (lime green lid) 


Recycling bin (yellow lid) 


Household waste bin (dark green lid) 


Green waste bin (orange lid - only available to residents without a FOGO bin) 

Public holidays

Bins are collected as usual on all public holidays, except Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday. An alternative collection day will be advertised in the weeks prior to these days.

Collection times

Bin collections start from 4am.

This a temporary change from the usual 5am start. This is a temporary change from the usual 5am start. It enables drivers to maintain social distancing during COVID-19 restrictions. 

How to put your bin out

Put your bin out the night before your collection day:

  • on the naturestrip
  • close to your driveway
  • clear of all obstacles, such as trees, poles and parked cars
  • with the bin handle facing your property

Missed collections

If your bin is not emptied on your collection day, let us know within 2 business days.

More information

For more information, contact our Customer Service team on 9278 4444 or [email protected]

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