Our recycling bins are blue with a yellow lid. We collect them once a week.

Blue bin with a yellow lid.

Find your bin day

See Find your bin day.

What we collect

  • plastic bottles
  • hard plastic containers, for example margarine tubs, biscuit trays and punnets
  • glass jars and bottles
  • paper, newspapers, magazines and junk mail
  • cardboard and cereal boxes
  • steel tins
  • aluminium cans, foil
  • aerosol cans

Make sure all items are loose and not bagged, and empty.

You can also take recycling to the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre and Kew Depot Recycling Drop-off Centre.

What we do not collect

These are the top items that should not be placed in your recycling bin: 

  • bagged recycling
  • plastic bags and soft plastic wrappings - take them to a REDcycle location
  • green waste and food waste
  • polystyrene packaging, cups and meat trays
  • textiles and clothing
  • batteries and electronic items (e-waste)
  • motor oil containers
  • ceramic plates, cups and crockery
  • glass items apart from bottles and jars
  • nappies and baby wipes

A to Z recycling and waste guide

For a detailed list of waste items and how to dispose of them, see our A to Z recycling and waste guide.

Contaminated recycling bins

Make sure you only put accepted items in your recycling bin. Contaminated recycling can lead to the whole truck load of recycling being sent to landfill.

If you put items in your recycling bin that are not accepted, you will be issued with an orange warning sticker advising you of the contamination issue. 

If you continue to contaminate your recycling bin with items that are not accepted, you will be issued with a red non-collection sticker and a postcard in your letterbox. Your recycling bin will not be emptied and you will need to remove the contaminants before we will empty the bin. Once you have done this you can contact us on 9278 4444 to arrange for your bin to be emptied. 

For more information on the contaminated bin process, you can contact us on 9278 4444 or at [email protected]

Bin fees

We provide recycling bins free of charge.

Bin sizes

Size Height
120 L 92 cm
240 L 107 cm

Order a recycling bin

How to order a new bin

If you are a new resident at a new property that does not have a household waste bin, contact us to order one.

How to order a different size bin

To order a different size bin, contact us on 9278 4444.

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