Garbage collection

Council provides a weekly garbage collection service. Garbage bins are collected from all residential, non-residential and non-rateable properties.

An annual waste charge is included in your rates notice. This charge helps fund Council's kerbside garbage, recycling, green waste and hard waste collection services.

When garbage bins are collected

Council collects your garbage bin each week on the same day as your recycling bin. The day of collection depends on where you live.

Please place your bin out by 5.30 am of collection day, preferably the night before. Garbage and recycling bins are usually collected in the morning.

Enter your address to see your garbage bin collection day and to view a bin collection calendar for your address.

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You can also download the 2017 waste collection calendar (PDF 2Mb) which shows when bins are collected in different areas of Moreland.

What can be put in your garbage bin

Council's garbage bin has a dark green lid.

You put all rubbish in your garbage bin except for:

  • asbestos
  • excavation material or building rubble
  • trade waste of any kind
  • household chemicals, oils, paints or solvents
  • dirt, dust, ashes, hair or other similar material unless it has been securely wrapped or contained
  • glass or other sharp objects unless they are securely wrapped
  • slops, liquid waste or offensive material, and
  • anything that can go in your recycling bin or green waste bin.

You can take items that cannot go in your garbage bin to a recycling centre or detox your home collection.

Do not overfill your bin as this can create litter. The lid must be fully closed when placed out for collection.

Bins weighing more than 30 kilograms will not be collected.

Where to place your bin

Put your garbage, recycling and green waste bins on the kerb on the edge of the street.

Face the bins to the street. Make sure there are no objects within 30 centimetres of the bin such as a car, tree or another bin.

If you live on a court or bowl place your bins along the straight edge, not on the corner.

How to change the size of your garbage bin

Request a change to your garbage capacity

Council allows residents to upsize or downsize their garbage bin. Requests for a larger bin size will result in an additional annual waste charge.

There is a bin changeover fee if you change your bin size more than once a year.

To request a bin changeover, complete the Request for Change to Garbage Capacity form (PDF 15Kb) or Request for Change to Garbage Capacity Form (DOC 102Kb) and return the form to Council.   

Before you consider upsizing your bin, think about reducing your waste by recycling composting or ordering a green waste bin if you don't already have one.

Extra garbage bin for medical condition

If you, or someone living with you, has a medical condition that results in the need for extra garbage capacity, you may be eligible for a concession rate on an extra bin.

To apply, complete the Request for Concession - Increased Garbage Capacity (Medical Condition) form (PDF 15Kb) or Request for Concession - Increased Garbage Capacity (Medical Condition) form (DOC 102Kb)  (DOC 104Kb)and return the form to Council.

Extra garbage bin for a large family

If you have a large family and produce more rubbish than you can fit into your existing garbage bin you may be eligible for a concession rate on an extra bin. Concessions for large families are based on one or two parents and 6 immediate children living at home.

To apply, complete the Request for Concession - Increased Garbage Capacity (Large Family) form (PDF 26Kb (PDF 17Kb)or Request for Concession - Increased Garbage Capacity (Large Family) form (DOC 109Kb) and return the form to Council.

Damaged, lost or stolen bins

New bins and bin replacements has information on how to have your garbage bin repaired or replaced.

New bins for new properties

If you are a new resident at a new property that does not have a garbage and recycling bin, you can contact Council to a order new bins. New garbage bins have a red lid.

New look garbage bin design and lid colour

New garbage bins have a red lid

If you receive Council's waste service for the first time or have your bin replaced, you will receive a garbage bin with a red lid. Existing garbage bins in Moreland have a dark green lid.

This change is to ensure Council adheres to the Australian Standard. Over time, all garbage bins in Moreland will have a red lid. 

Contact Council if you need further information.

The 80 litre garbage bin design has changed

80 litre garbage bin illustration

The old 80 litre garbage bin looks the same as a 120 litre bin but has a smaller capacity due to the raised floor inside. The new 80 litre garbage bin does not have the raised floor so the overall bin size is smaller but it holds the same volume of waste as the old style bin.