New bins and bin replacements
Council will repair or replace your bin if it has been damaged. A bin is considered damaged and will be repaired if it is missing its wheels or lid. If the bin has a split body it will be replaced with a new bin.
Reports of a damaged garbage, recycle or green waste bin are actioned 24 hours after your collection day. Please place the damaged bin on the kerb or just inside your property boundary and ensure the bin is empty.
If your bin is unable to be used until your next collection, we will organise a replacement bin. Leave your unusable bin on the nature strip, it will be retrieved and replaced with a new bin within 48 hours.
Lost or stolen bin
To prevent theft or damage to your bins, you need to bring them back onto your property within 24 hours of your waste collection.
Once Council receives your request, a replacement bin is delivered within 48 working hours.
Bins in new properties
If you move into a new property which does not already have a garbage and recycling bin on site, contact Council to order bins for the property and arrange delivery.
Residents and businesses can recycle garden waste by ordering a green waste bin from Council. There is a one-off fee.
Bins at multi-unit developments and apartment sites
Shared bins are provided at many multi-unit and apartment sites across Moreland for use by all residents at the development. They are agreed to as part of the Waste Management Plan process between the developer and Council.
Shared garbage and recycling bins generally have 240 litres of capacity and are 3 times larger than the standard 80 litre garbage bin. One shared garbage bin has the capacity to service 2 to 3 units.
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.
The design of the 80 litre garbage bin has also changed. The old 80 litre bin had the same sized body as a 120 litre bin with a raised floor to make the bin volume 80 litres. The new 80 litre bin does not have a raised floor but has a smaller body.
While the new bin looks smaller than the old 80 litre bin, it holds the same volume of waste.
Contact Council if you need further information.