Council collects recycling bins every week from residential properties in Moreland. Your recycling bin has a yellow lid.
Council’s kerbside recycling service collects items which are then sorted into the different types of material.
An annual waste charge is included in your rates notice. This charge helps fund the Council kerbside collection services. Council also collects recycling bins from non-residential rateable properties subject to payment of the waste charge.
Upsized recycling bins temporarily suspended
Until 1 July 2021 Council will not be accepting any size change requests for recycling. If you would like to request a larger recycling bin please contact Council after 1 July 2021.
In the interim please make efforts to reduce the amount of recycling you produce in your household or business. To save space in your recycling bin fold down and compact recyclable material before it goes into your bin.
Information on drop off points for household recyclables is available on the recycling points page of our website.
Find out when your recycling bin is collected
- When is my recycling bin collected?
Council collects your recycling bin each week on the same day as your garbage bin. The day of collection depends on where you live.
Please place your bin out by 5.30 am of collection day. Garbage and recycling bins are usually collected in the morning.
- What can I put in my recycling bin?
Put these items in your recycling bin:
- cardboard and office paper
- newspapers and magazines
- phone books
- books (with covers removed)
- pizza boxes (with no food waste)
- single use / disposable paper dinnerware (plates and bowls, with no food waste)
- milk and juice cartons (refrigerated only, not long-life cartons)
- aluminium foil, trays and cans (remove any food, scrunch foil into a ball)
- steel cans (empty)
- aerosol cans (empty with plastic nozzle removed)
- paint tins / cans (empty)
- glass bottles and jars (clear, green and amber)
- rigid plastic packaging including bottles and containers
- small plastic plant pots
- What can’t I put in my recycling bin?
Do not put these items in your recycling bin:
- batteries (take these to a battery recycling drop off point)
- flexible soft plastics, e.g. plastic bags, bread or pasta bags, plastic wrap
- any items in plastic bags
- long life milk, soy milk, and juice cartons (foil lined cardboard packaging)
- expanded polystyrene packaging (e.g. cups, plates and trays)
- clothing, shoes or blankets
- food waste or garden waste
- drinking glasses, ceramics or Pyrex
- single use / disposable cups (includes plastic, paper and bio-cups)
- single use / disposable plastic dinnerware (plates, bowls and cutlery)
- napkins, tissues, paper towel or shredded paper (place these items in your home compost bin or worm farm)
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 should I place my bin for collection?
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.
- 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.
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.