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Bin Information

Your 120L green waste bin is supplied by council. If you wish to upgrade to 240L bin an additional charge applies. Please contact your council (below) for more information on your service.

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L Included in council rates
240L Contact council
DOs
  • Leaves and flowers
  • Sticks, less than 10cm diameter
  • Branches, less than 70cm long
  • Grass and weeds
DON'Ts
  • Food scraps – e.g. vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy, bones
  • Building materials – e.g. concrete, brick, tiles, rubble, glass
  • Plastic bags (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Nappies (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Garbage
  • Bagged material (even if it is green waste)
  • Tree stumps and roots
  • Soil
  • Plastics and foam
  • Metal – e.g. gas bottles, star pickets, gardening tools, wire
  • Glass
Contact
https://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Waste-environment/Waste-recycling/What-to-put-in-your-bins
9490 4222
enquiries@banyule.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L $99*
240L $99*
DOs
  • Bread, pasta, cereal and rice
  • Coffee grounds and loose leaf tea
  • Cooking oil
  • Dairy leftovers including cheese
  • Egg shells
  • Flowers
  • Fruit, citrus and vegetable scraps
  • Garden prunings
  • Grass clippings
  • Meat and bones
  • Paper towels, newspaper and tissues
  • Seafood including shells
  • Small branches
  • Weeds
  • Compostable bags with the Australian standard AS 4736
DON'Ts
  • Glass
  • Icy pole sticks
  • Vacuum dust
  • Cigarette butts
  • Biodegradable or compostable cutlery
  • Teabags
  • Coffee cups (including biodegradable or compostable)
  • Sticky labels off fruit and vegetables
  • Glossy, waxed or coated paper
  • Dog and cat droppings
  • Kitty litter
  • Pyrex and ceramics
  • Nappies
  • Polystyrene
  • Plastic bags and other soft plastics
Contact
https://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/register-food-and-green-waste-collection
9599 4444
enquiries@bayside.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
Included in waste services charges.
DOs
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps and peelings
  • Garden prunings
  • Egg and seafood shells
  • Meat scraps, bones and seafood
  • Tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Cheese and yoghurt
  • Spoiled leftovers or any food past use by date
  • Paper towels and tissues
  • Hair, animal droppings
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags and cling wrap
  • Old clothing
  • Treated or laminated timber
  • Building rubbish, rocks and soil
  • Kitty litter
  • Food packaging, food trays or containers
  • Nappies
  • Vacuum dust
  • Liquids
  • Cigarette butts
  • Dish clothes and sponges
  • General household waste
Contact
https://www.benalla.vic.gov.au/Your-Community/Landfill-Waste-Recycling/Be-a-Good-Sort-Rules-for-Waste-Collection
5760 2600
council@benalla.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L Free to residents
240L $132 (once-off fee)*
DOs
  • Lawn clippings, weeds, leaves and prunings
  • Loose tea leaves and coffee grounds (excluding tea bags and coffee pods)
  • Rice and pasta
  • Bread and cakes
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Dairy products
  • Meat and seafood - cooked or raw (excluding cooked bones and oyster shells)
  • Fruit and vegetables - cooked or raw
  • Twigs and branches up to 75mm in diameter, cut to fit in the bin
  • Spoiled food
DON'Ts
  • Plastics (of any kind)
  • Tea bags
  • Cooked bones
  • Stickers on fruit and vegetable
  • Bricks, rocks and concrete
  • Glass
  • Pet poo and litter
  • Nappies
  • Medical waste
  • Any other type of bag/liner (only use our approved compostable liners or newspaper/paper)
  • Coffee pods
Contact
https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/waste-environment/bins/fogo-bin
9278 4444
boroondara@boroondara.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
140L $95.24 per bin per year*
240L $104.64 per bin per year*
DOs
  • Grass clippings
  • Small prunings
  • Weeds
  • Ivy and creepers
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Bamboo
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
DON'Ts
  • Food scraps – e.g. vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy, bones
  • Metal – e.g. gas bottles, star pickets, gardening tools, wire
  • Plastics and foam
  • Soil
  • Tree stumps and roots
  • Bagged material (even if it is green waste)
  • Glass
  • Garbage
  • Nappies (not even biodegradable and compostable nappies)
  • Plastic bags (not even biodegradable and compostable bags)
  • Building materials – e.g. concrete, brick, tiles, rubble, glass
Contact
https://www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/greenwaste
9249 4000
info@brimbank.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green bins are available to households in Echuca, Kyabram, Rochester, Tongala, Rushworth, Girgarre, Gunbower, Colbinabbin, Stanhope and Lockington.

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
140L $55 per year*
240L $55 per year*
DOs
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Animal poo
  • Twigs and branches (under 100mm in diameter)
  • Garden prunings (including weeds and rose trimmings)
  • Lawn clippings
  • Used paper towel, tissues and napkins
  • All processed foods (ie pizza crusts, etc)
  • All leftover food (cooked and raw)
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Bread, cereal, pasta and rice
  • Dairy products (ie cheese)
  • Egg shells
  • Seafood, fish, meat and bones
  • Compostable bags (only AS 4736 with seedling symbol)
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags (including biodegradable)
  • Food packaging (including cling wrap)
  • Nappies (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Glass
  • Plastics
  • Metal – e.g. gas bottles, star pickets, gardening tools, wire
  • Building materials – e.g. concrete, brick, tiles, rubble, glass
  • Gardening tools – e.g. shovels, plastic plant pots
Contact
https://www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/Our-services/Waste-recycling/Bin-collection-services/Kerbside-collection-services#section-3
1300 666 535 or 03 5481 2200
shire@campaspe.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L $90.00 per year*
240L $126.60 per year*
DOs
  • All garden waste (including grass clippings, small prunings and cuttings, small branches, weeds, flowers)
  • All food waste (including meat, dairy, seafood, eggs and eggshells, citrus, onion and garlic)
  • Coffee filter paper and grounds
  • Tea leaves (loose)
  • Cooking oil and fats (absorbed in paper towel or newspaper)
  • Nuts and seeds (including fruit stones such as mango and avocado)
  • Shredded paper
  • Food-stained cardboard and paper
DON'Ts
  • General rubbish
  • Soil, stones, rocks or potting mix
  • Plant pots
  • Oyster shells
  • Manure and animal waste - these should go in your rubbish (landfill) bin
  • Large logs or stumps
  • Hazardous waste or chemicals
  • Building and demolition materials (such as bricks, sand, soil, concrete, rocks or asbestos)
  • Rubbish from the garden, including pots, hoses, ropes and fake turf
  • Bags and plastic
  • Nappies and hygiene products
  • Stickers or rubber bands
  • Food packaging (including compostable/biodegradable)
  • Recyclables
  • Treated timber
Contact
https://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/greenbin
1300 787 624
mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

To use the service, you must have a dark red food and garden waste bin. If you do not have one, you can order these bins online from council.

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L Included in council rates
DOs
  • All food leftovers (including meat, bones, coffee grounds, paper towels etc.)
  • Fast food leftovers
  • Plate scrapings
  • Spoiled food
  • Used paper, paper towel, napkins, paper bags, newspaper and tissues
  • Weeds and flowers
  • Grass and leaves
  • Garden prunings (including weeds and rose trimmings)
  • Small sticks, toothpicks, skewers and uncoated chopsticks
  • Cooking oil (small amounts only. Pour it in, no containers)
  • Soups, sauces, curries and dips
  • Garden organics (including grass and small prunings)
  • Fruits and vegetables (including citrus and hard-to-compost items)
  • Meat and bones (both cooked and raw)
  • Fish and seafood (excluding hard shells such as oyster shells)
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • All bakery items including bread and cakes
  • Rice, pasta, cereal and noodles
  • Loose tea leaves and coffee grounds (excluding tea bags and coffee pods)
  • Food-spoiled papers
DON'Ts
  • Plastic or biodegradable bags
  • Drier lint and vacuum cleaner dust
  • Cigarette butts
  • Dishcloths or textiles
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Concrete, bricks and rocks
  • Treated and painted timber
  • Ash and tree stumps
  • Pet poo and kitty litter (including biodegradable litter)
  • Coffee cups (including compostable)
  • Coffee pods and tea bags
  • Medical waste
  • Nappies (including compostable and biodegradable)
  • Food packaging; including aluminium foil, cling wrap, fruit stickers and containers
  • Biodegradable and compostable bags, cutlery and paper plates
Contact
https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/rubbish-recycling-food-waste
9705 5200
caseycc@casey.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L $55.50 per year*
240L $105.00 per year*
DOs
  • Grass clippings
  • Bread, pasta and cereal
  • Cheese
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds and loose tea leaves
  • Meat, small bones and seafood
  • Citrus, onion and garlic
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Cut flowers
  • Flowers and leaves
  • Small sticks, twigs and prunings (up to 30cm length)
  • Weeds
  • Paper towel and newspaper, used to wrap loose food
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags (including compostable or biodegradable)
  • Recyclable material
  • Wire, cloth, material, plastic or nylon ties
  • Soil, stumps and tree roots
  • Building material (e.g. concrete or bricks)
  • Nappies (including compostable)
  • Pet droppings and kitty litter
  • Compostable packaging and coffee pods
  • Plastic packaging
  • Garden or food waste in plastic bags
  • Household rubbish
Contact
https://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/foodwaste
8470 8888
mailbox@darebin.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L $150.20 per year*
DOs
  • Flowers
  • Food waste (unpackaged), including meat scraps and bones, seafood, citrus, bread, rice, leftovers and egg shells
  • Garden prunings, including weeds
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Shrubs
  • Small branches and twigs (maximum size: 10cm diameter by 30cm length)
DON'Ts
  • Branches or twigs larger than 10cm in diameter and 30cm in length
  • Vacuum dust
  • Building materials or trade waste
  • Hazardous or medical waste
  • Plastic (including degradable, biodegradable plastic), such as plastic bags
  • Pet faeces or kitty litter
  • Packaged food or food packaging
  • Nappies and baby wipes
  • Large logs or stumps
  • Glass or metal
  • Dirt, soil or turf
  • Cutlery or crockery (even if it is compostable/ biodegradable)
  • Cigarette butts or ashes
  • Items that prevent the bin lid from completely closing
Contact
https://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Environment-and-Waste/Waste-and-Recycling/Bin-Information
1300 322 322
info@frankston.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L Included in council rates
DOs
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Grass and leaves
  • Weeds and flowers
  • Bread, pasta, cereal and rice
  • Dairy leftovers
  • Used paper, paper towel and tissues
  • Meat scraps and bones
  • Coffee grounds and loose leaf tea
  • Egg shells
  • Garden prunings
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags or packaging of any kind
  • Paper plates
  • Dishcloths
  • Hair (including pet hair)
  • Vacuum dust
  • Glass and metal
  • Ash and tree stumps
  • Dog, cat or other animal droppings (e.g. rabbits, chickens or hamsters)
  • Kitty litter (including biodegradable)
  • Coffee cups (including compostable)
  • Coffee pods and tea bags
  • Nappies and baby wipes
  • Cigarette butts
  • Biodegradable and compostable bags, cutlery and paper plates
Contact
https://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/services/rubbish-and-recycling/food-waste-and-composting/recycle-your-food-scraps
9524 3333
mail@gleneira.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L Included in council rates
120L Included in council rates*
DOs
  • Meat, fish, bones
  • Serviettes, paper towel, paper napkins, tissues (only if used for food)
  • Coffee grounds and tea leaves
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Cereals, grains, nuts, seeds
  • Flowers, garden cuttings, garden prunings
  • Grass clippings, leaves, weeds
  • Cheese, dairy, eggs and eggshells
  • Leftovers, including takeaway or spoiled and mouldy food
  • Citrus, onions, garlic, chilli
  • Noodles, pasta, rice
  • Bread, cakes, biscuits, pastries
  • Small branches, sticks, twigs
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags (including compostable bags), plastic wrap
  • Large branches
  • Logs or stumps
  • Nappies and wet wipes
  • Paper plates
  • Fruit labels, stickers, rubber bands
  • Tea bags, coffee pods
  • Rocks, ash, soil
  • Hair (animal and human)
  • Vacuum dust
  • Animal waste such as kitty litter or dog poo
  • Packaging, plates or cutlery (including compostable, biodegradable or degradable)
  • Cigarette butts
  • Dishcloths
  • Take away or fast food containers (including compostable)
  • Coffee cups (including compostable) or drink cups
  • Glass and metals
Contact
https://www.greaterdandenong.vic.gov.au/food-waste
8571 1000
council@cgd.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
80L $86.00 per year*
240L $86.00 per year*
DOs
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Twigs and branches that are less than 10cm thick
  • Garden prunings (including weeds and rose trimmings)
  • Lawn clippings
  • Hair and nails
  • Tissues, paper towels and napkins
  • Teabags, tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Egg shells
  • Dairy products (for example: cheese, yoghurt and butter)
  • Fish and seafood (including shells)
  • Meat scraps and bones
  • Animal droppings
DON'Ts
  • Paper, cardboard and plastics
  • Glass and metal
  • Soil and stones
  • Plant pots
  • Nappies
Contact
https://greatershepparton.com.au/animals-environment-and-waste/waste-and-recycling
5832 9700
council@shepparton.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L Contact council - varies depending on bin configuration
240L Contact council - varies depending on bin configuration
DOs
  • Meat and bones (cooked and raw)
  • Leaves
  • Grass cuttings (including weeds and flowers)
  • Garden clippings (including branches & twigs)
  • Coffee grounds, no pods
  • Tea, loose
  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Breads
  • Rice
  • Onions, garlic
  • Vegetables (cooked and raw)
  • Fruit
  • Dairy (such as butter, cheese, yoghurt – no packaging)
  • Eggshells
  • Tofu
  • Seafood
  • Small branches (under 30cm)
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Metal – e.g. gas bottles, star pickets, gardening tools, wire
  • Plastics and foam
  • Soil
  • Tree stumps and roots
  • Bagged material (even if it is green waste)
  • Glass
  • Garbage
  • Nappies (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Building materials – eg concrete, brick, tiles, rubble, glass
Contact
https://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Services/Recycling-2.0-Waste-and-recycling-services/How-to-use-your-green-bin
9932 1000
customerservice@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
140L Contact council
240L Contact council
DOs
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Meat and cooked food
  • Dairy, bread, and pasta products
  • Processed, leftover, and spoilt food
  • Small branches and twigs - maximum branch thickness is 10cm
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Garden cuttings and weeds
DON'Ts
  • Plant pots
  • Soil and rock
  • Wire and string
  • Plastic wrapping and packaging
  • Pet waste
  • Plastic and compostable bags
  • Large tree branches
  • Garbage
Contact
https://www.hume.vic.gov.au/Residents/Waste-and-Environment/Waste
9205 2200
contactus@hume.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L Contact council
240L Contact council
DOs
  • Food scraps
  • Small branches (up to 100mm in diameter)
  • Grass clippings and garden prunings
  • Bread, rice, pasta and cereal
  • Loose leaf tea and coffee grounds
  • Egg shells
  • Dairy
  • Meat and bones
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Weeds, leaves and flowers
DON'Ts
  • Garden waste in plastic bags
  • Recyclables
  • Bricks or rubble
  • Timber
  • Nappies
  • Packaging or polystyrene
  • Plastic bags
  • Rubbish
  • Plant pots
  • Soil or potting mix
  • Syringes or medical waste
Contact
http://www.kingston.vic.gov.au/Services/Rubbish-and-Recycling/Bins-and-Collections
1300 653 356
info@kingston.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L Contact council
DOs
  • Flowers
  • Garden prunings
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves and bark
  • Dead foliage
  • Weeds
DON'Ts
  • Household rubbish and food
  • Pet waste
  • Syringes
  • Plastic bags
  • Logs, stumps or tree limbs larger than 10cm in diameter or longer than 30cm
  • Soil or potting mix
  • Plant pots
  • Wire, bricks, rocks, rubble or timber
  • Plastic
Contact
https://www.knox.vic.gov.au/our-services/bins-rubbish-and-recycling/green-waste-and-composting/green-waste-collection
03 9298 8000
knoxcc@knox.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L Contact council
DOs
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps, e.g. citrus, onion and garlic
  • Wooden icy pole sticks, toothpicks, cold ash
  • Compostable plant-based packaging and items (cutlery, plates, cups, etc)
  • Compostable kitty litter, animal droppings, hair and animal fur
  • Noxious weeds including blackberry and gorse
  • Pizza boxes and food-soiled paper
  • Prunings and small branches (less than 3cm in diameter and less than 30cm long)
  • Bark and sawdust
  • Lawn clippings, weeds, leaves, small plants and roses
  • Cooked and uncooked food
  • Bread, pasta and cereals
  • Dairy products, e.g. Cheese, yoghurt and butter
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds and loose tea leaves
  • Meat, bones and seafood
  • Used paper towel, newspaper, tissues and shredded paper
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags (use compostable liners only)
  • Treated and painted woods
  • Non-compostable kitty litters
  • Plant pots, garden hose, garden tools, etc
  • Baby wipes and make-up removal wipes
  • Nappies, incontinence products and aids
  • Coffee pods, coffee cups
  • Magazines, catalogues and waxed paper
  • Plastic bags and soft plastics, e.g. cling wrap
  • Fruit stickers and labels
  • General waste and liquids
  • Large logs, soil, stumps and branches (greater than 3cm diameter or longer than 30cm)
Contact
https://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/Live-Work/Bins-Rubbish-Recycling/Bins-and-collection-days/Food-Organics-Garden-Organics-FOGO-bins
03 5421 0800
mrsc@mrsc.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L Contact council
DOs
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Small branches (up to 100mm in diameter)
  • Garden prunings
  • Weeds
  • Flowers
DON'Ts
  • Food waste
  • Garden waste in plastic bags
  • Building material, bricks, steel or wood
  • Oil, chemicals or hazardous waste
  • Polystyrene
  • Plant pots
  • Recyclables, paper or cardboard
  • Crockery, Pyrex, or glassware
  • Nappies
  • Garbage
  • Large logs, stumps or timber cut offs
  • Soil or potting mix
Contact
https://www.manningham.vic.gov.au/garden-bin
03 9840 9333
manningham@manningham.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L Contact council
240L Contact council
DOs
  • Food leftovers and bones
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Garden waste
  • Dairy products
  • Seafood and meat
  • Bread and pasta
  • Coffee grounds and loose tea
  • Rice and noodles
  • Citrus, onion and garlic
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags and bin liners
  • Food containers and packaging
  • Coffee pods and tea bags
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Garden tools and pots
  • Pet droppings and kitty litter
  • Liquids and oils
  • Newspaper and magazines
  • Dead pets or animals
Contact
https://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/Residents/Bins-and-recycling/Food-and-Garden-Waste-Bin
9688 0200
email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L Contact council
DOs
  • Grass clippings and weeds (free of soil)
  • Branches and small logs up to 10cm diameter and 40cm in length
  • Garden prunings
  • Leaves
DON'Ts
  • Household rubbish or food scraps
  • Plastic bags or garden organics in bags
  • Plant pots
  • Syringes
  • Bricks or rubble
  • Sand or dirt
  • Large logs or stumps
  • Material from a commercial business
Contact
https://www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/Residents-property/Waste-rubbish/Garden-organics-collection
1300 88 22 33
maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L Contact council
240L Contact council
DOs
  • Grass
  • Bread, rice, pasta, noodles
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Bones
  • Seafood
  • Meat
  • Egg shells
  • Dairy products
  • Coffee grounds and tea leaves
  • Flowers
  • Bamboo
  • Weeds
  • Garden prunings
  • Small branches
  • Twigs
  • Leaves
  • Biscuits and all other processed food products
DON'Ts
  • Tree stumps
  • Soil
  • Timber that has been treated, painted or contains nails
  • Plant pots (rinse out the soil and put these in your yellow bin for recycling)
  • Plastic bags
  • Garden hoses
  • Nappies and other household rubbish
  • Bricks, rubble concrete
Contact
https://www.melton.vic.gov.au/Services/Waste-and-recycling/Green-Waste
9747 7200
csu@melton.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L $104.50 per bin*
DOs
  • Food scraps, including dairy and citrus
  • Bones and meat
  • Prawn shells and fish scales
  • Soiled paper and pizza boxes
  • Grass clippings, weeds, leaves
  • Flowers
  • Small non-treated timber off cuts
  • Prunings and small branches <10cm diameter
  • Animal droppings (including dog)
DON'Ts
  • Plastics
  • Stones, rocks and rubble
  • Soil and sand
  • Treated or painted timber
  • Large logs or stumps
  • Non-compostable household waste
  • Garden tools and hoses
Contact
https://www.moira.vic.gov.au/Residents/Environment/Recycling-organics-and-general-waste/Kerbside-collection-services/Organics
5871 9222
info@moira.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L Included in council rates
DOs
  • Grass clippings
  • Takeaway, fried foods
  • Chocolate, lollies
  • Coffee grinds, tea leaves, tea bags (remove the label from tea bags, fabric/silk tea bags not accepted)
  • Paper towel, tissues, serviettes
  • Shredded paper
  • Paper (smaller than postcard size)
  • Human hair, animal hair, animal feathers
  • Newspaper (1 or 2 sheets only, used to line the caddy)
  • Mouldy, out-of-date food
  • Rice, pasta, cooked leftovers
  • Eggshells, dairy, cheese
  • Flowers, leaves, weeds
  • Plants, small shrubs
  • Small branches, sticks
  • Straw, hay
  • Fruit, vegetables
  • Avocado stones
  • Meat, seafood, bones (raw and cooked)
  • Baked goods, bread, pastries
  • Cardboard (single sheet only, used to line the bottom of the bin)
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic pot plants, plant tags
  • Gardening tools, equipment
  • Vacuum dust, dryer lint
  • Coffee pods (including compostable pods)
  • Cigarette butts
  • Pet waste, cat litter
  • Nappies, wet wipes
  • Steel cans
  • Aluminium foil and cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic containers or plastic bottles
  • Food packaging
  • Any item marked degradable or biodegradable cannot go in your food and garden waste bin. Please put these in your rubbish bin.
Contact
https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Services/Rubbish-Recycling/Greenwaste
9518 3555
mail@monash.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
140L $76.90 per year ($46.10 for pensioners)*
240L $76.90 per year ($46.10 for pensioners)*
DOs
  • All food scraps
  • Lawn clippings
  • Garden prunings
  • Leaves, plants
  • Mulch, bark
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Metal – e.g. gas bottles, star pickets, gardening tools, wire
  • Plastics and foam
  • Soil
  • Tree stumps and roots
  • Bagged material (even if it is green waste)
  • Glass
  • Garbage
  • Nappies (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Building materials – e.g. concrete, brick, tiles, rubble, glass
Contact
https://mvcc.vic.gov.au/live/my-house/waste-and-recycling
9243 8888
council@mvcc.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L Included in council rates
240L Included in council rates
DOs
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Leaves, twigs and branches
  • Paper towel or newspaper that lines your kitchen caddy
  • Leftovers
  • Bread, pasta and cereal
  • Dairy products
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds and loose tea leaves
  • Meat, bones and seafood scraps
  • Citrus, onions and garlic
  • Grass clippings and weeds, including noxious weeds
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags (including compostable or biodegradable bags)
  • Household rubbish
  • Recyclable materials
  • Nappies and baby wipes (even if labelled compostable)
  • Kitty litter, dog or cat droppings
  • Wooden icy pole sticks
  • Dishcloths
  • Vacuum dust and hair (including pet hair)
  • Sharps and medicine
  • Tree stumps, soil and ash
  • Plant pots
  • Coffee cups and plastic plates
  • Garden waste or food waste in plastic bags
  • Food packaging (including cling wrap, ties and stickers)
  • Plastic packaging (including compostable or biodegradable packaging)
  • Shredded paper (use this in your home compost bin or worm farm)
Contact
https://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/living-in-moreland/waste-and-recycling/bins-and-collection-services/food-and-garden-organics-bins/
9240 1111
info@moreland.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L $140 per year*
DOs
  • Leftovers
  • Bark
  • Branches (no greater than 10 cm in diameter and 30 cm in length)
  • Prunings
  • Weeds
  • Lawn clippings
  • Leaves
  • Newspaper (to wrap food waste)
  • Shredded paper
  • Soiled napkins and paper towels
  • Eggshells
  • Dairy products
  • Tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Seafood (no oyster shells)
  • Raw bones
  • Meats
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Bread
  • Saw dust (untreated timber only)
DON'Ts
  • Plastics
  • Rocks and soil
  • Garden hoses
  • Construction waste
  • Building materials
  • Animal droppings
  • Nappies and wet wipes
  • Rubbish
  • Oyster shells
  • Cooked bones
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee cups and pods
  • Compostable and biodegradable packaging
  • Treated timber
Contact
https://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Your-Property/Rubbish-Recycling/Bins/Food-and-Green-Waste
5950 1000
customerservice@mornpen.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Your 120L green waste bin is supplied by council. You can upsize to a 240L free of charge, or order a second 120L bin for a one-off cost. Please contact your council (below) for more information on your service.

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L Included in council rates
240L Included in council rates
Additional 120L bin $80.00 upfront (no ongoing collection charge)*
DOs
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Grass
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Small branches
  • Garden clippings
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Bread, pasta and rice
  • Meat and small bones
  • Dairy
  • Weeds (including ivy, creepers and vines)
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Metal – e.g. gas bottles, star pickets, gardening tools, wire
  • Plastics and foam
  • Soil
  • Tree stumps and roots
  • Bagged material (even if it is green waste)
  • Glass
  • Garbage
  • Nappies (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Building materials – e.g. concrete, brick, tiles, rubble, glass
Contact
https://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Living-in/Waste-and-recycling/Bin-collection
9433 3111
nillumbik@nillumbik.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L $97.90 per year*
240L $132.60 per year*
DOs
  • Branches - small (up to 10cm in diameter and 40cm long)
  • Certified home compostable liners
  • Uncooked bones, egg shells
  • Meat, seafood and leftovers
  • Loose tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Citrus, onion and garlic
  • Cheese and dairy
  • Bread, cereal, rice, noodles and pasta
  • Small branches
  • Leaves and bark
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden pruning and weeds
  • Paper towels, napkins, newspaper, tissues
DON'Ts
  • Animal droppings
  • Tea bags and coffee pods
  • Stickers and labels
  • Sand or dirt
  • Plastic bags and wraps
  • Nappies, including compostable
  • Liquids - cooking oils, sauces (absorb these in a paper towel or newspaper first)
  • Household rubbish
  • Hoses or garden pots
  • Food packaging (plastic, cardboard or compostable)
  • Cooked bones and oyster shells
  • Bricks or rubble
  • Balls or toys
  • Tree stumps and large branches
Contact
https://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/Services/Waste-and-recycling/What-goes-in-each-bin
8290 1333
council@stonnington.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
120L Included in garbage service charges
240L Included in garbage service charges
DOs
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Twigs and branches (under 100mm in diameter)
  • Garden pruning’s (including weeds and rose trimmings)
  • Lawn clippings
  • Hair
  • Tissues and napkins
  • Teabags and coffee grounds
  • Dairy products
  • Fish and seafood (including shells)
  • Meat scraps and bones
  • Animal droppings
DON'Ts
  • Plastic bags (including biodegradable and compostable unless supplied by council for use in your caddy)
  • Nappies (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Garbage
  • Glass
  • Tree stumps and roots
  • Soil
  • Plastics and foam
  • Metal – e.g. Gas bottles, star pickets, gardening tools, wire
  • Building materials – e.g. Concrete, brick, tiles, rubble, glass
Contact
https://www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au/residents/roads-rates-a-rubbish/green-waste
1800 065 993
info@strathbogie.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
140L $69.00 per year*
240L $69.00 per year*
DOs
  • Flowers
  • Garden prunings
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Loose small branches (up to 7.5cm in diameter and less than 1m)
  • Weeds
DON'Ts
  • Food scraps
  • Plant pots
  • Nappies
  • Animal waste
  • Large logs and stumps
  • Hessian bag and plastic bags
  • Hazardous waste and chemicals
  • Building materials and treated timber
  • General rubbish
  • Rocks, stones, soil and potting mix
Contact
https://www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/waste-environment/rubbish-recycling/bin-services
03 9262 6333
customer.service@whitehorse.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L $85.00 per year*
DOs
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Coffee
  • Tea bags
  • Egg shells
  • Grass
  • Branches
  • Leaves
  • Weeds
DON'Ts
  • Garbage
  • Plastic bags
  • Coffee pods
  • Dog or cat poo
  • Cigarette butts
  • Ceramic crockery
Contact
https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/waste-recycling/household-bin-services
9742 0777
Mail@wyndham.vic.gov.au
Bin Information

The collection is available in urban areas, townships and the Dandenong Ranges. You need to check council's website to see if you are eligible for this service.

Green waste bin sizes Cost to residents
240L $98.00*
120L $92.00*
DOs
  • Grass clippings and weeds
  • Flowers
  • Garden prunings
  • Rose clippings
  • Leaves
  • Bark
  • Small branches and timber offcuts
DON'Ts
  • Food waste
  • Soil, wood ash, stones
  • Plastic bags
  • Stumps, large branches, timber or garden stakes
  • Garbage, nappies, plastic bags
  • Recyclables
  • String, twine or wire
  • Hazardous or chemical waste
  • Syringes
Contact
https://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Environment/Waste/What-you-can-put-in-your-bins
03 9294 6905
mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au