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 funds Council's kerbside garbage, recycling, green waste and hard waste collection services.

Waste and Litter Strategy 2018 - 2022

The Moreland Waste and Litter Strategy 2018 - 2022 (DOC 1Mb) outlines Council's stategic direction in relation to waste, litter and resource recovery. The strategy includes a four year action plan outlining a range of innovative and ambitious initiatives to change the way waste is managed in Moreland and to help us meet our zero carbon 2040 targets including achieving zero waste to landfill by 2030.

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.

Enter your address

You can also download a copy of the Waste Calendar 2019 (PDF 2Mb) or contact Council to request a printed version.

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 along the corner.


Round court

How to change the size of your garbage bin

Changing the size of your bin has information on how to request a change in your garbage bin size, including for large families or for medical reasons.

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 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.

Where to find more information

The Residential Kerbside Waste Services booklet (PDF 1Mb) provides everything you need to know about your kerbside waste services as well as information on composting, bin placement, hard waste collection and your local transfer stations. You can download a copy or contact Council to request a printed version. 

The Waste Services in the City of Moreland brochure (PDF 2Mb) provides information on what to do with items that cannot be placed in your kerbside bins. You can download a copy or contact Council to request a printed version.