How often are bins collected? 

  • Recycling bins and food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bins are collected once a week.
  • Household waste is collected every 2 weeks.
  • Unit and apartment complexes without FOGO bins receive household waste collections once a week and green waste collections every 2 weeks

How to find your bin day 

Enter your address in the search box to find your collection dates. 

Please enter a valid Boroondara address.

Types of bin

Find out more about the different bins available for kerbside collections and read about why we are changing some of our bin colours.

kerbside organic waste bin with lime-green lid

FOGO bin (lime green lid) 

a blue and a green household recycling bin, both with yellow lids

Recycling bin (yellow lid) 

kerbside rubbish bins, one with a green lid and one with a red lid

Household waste bin (dark green lid or red lid) 

Public holidays

Bins are collected as usual on all public holidays, except Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday. We will announce alternative collection days on our Changes to Council services on public holidays page.

Collection times

Bin collections start from 5 am on main roads and from 6 am in residential streets.

How to put your bin out

Put your bin out the night before your collection day:

  • on the nature strip
  • 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. You can use our Report a bin problem e-form

More information

For more information, contact our Customer Service team on (03) 9278 4444 or [email protected]


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