What you need to know
Waste & Recycling
Waste, waste, waste! We all produce it and we’re all looking for ways to reduce it. Like you, reducing waste and recycling correctly is really important to us. But we know it can be tricky. We’re here to help and guide you through everything you need to know so you can do the right thing for our planet and our community.
When do my bins get collected?
Type in your address in the search bar to find out!
Kerb side bin collections will begin from 5am across all areas and drivers will be staggering start times and rotating in line with public safety protocols.
The health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic is paramount - and our garbage truck drivers are no exception.
To keep safe, our drivers won’t be leaving their trucks to move bins. So please think twice when putting your bins out and make sure they’re not behind parked vehicles.
We know there’s a lot of extra cars around the streets at the moment, but it’s important that everyone co-operates to help us stop the spread.
To make sure your bin is collected, here's a few things you need to do:
- Put your bin out the night before it's due for collection
- Place your bins next to the kerb, handles towards the house
- Make sure your bins are 30cm apart and 1m away from parked vehicles
- A good place to put them is across your driveway
- Don't put your recyclables in plastic bags. If you do, they can’t be sorted and may end up in landfill. Don’t let your hard work go to waste!
- Your bin lid must be closed fully and your bin should be no heavier than 70kg
- Make sure you put your bins out the night before, as collections are currently starting from 5am
Available in 120 litres
What goes in it:
- Food packaging
- Long life milk containers
- General waste
We can also provide special circumstance bins for people with medical conditions. Call 9243 8888 for more information.
Available in 120 litres, 240 litres and 360 litres
What goes in it:
- Paper including books, magazines, envelopes and paper towels
- Cardboard including pizza boxes
- Cans including aerosols
- Glass bottles and jars
- All hard plastic bottles and containers (Don’t worry about the plastic recycling symbol, our material recovery facility accepts all hard plastics whether they have a code or not)
- Pots and pans
- Broken hard plastic toys
- Plastic plant pots
- Foil and foil trays
You can also recycle some small e-waste items such as household batteries, mobiles phones, CDs/DVDs, VHS, casettes, printer cartridges and fluorescent tubes and globes at our special recycling stations at Avondale Heights, Niddrie and Sam Merrifield libraries.
Please note - there was an error in the 2020 organics and recycling calendar. The correct price to upgrade to a 360L recycling bin is $88.50.
(alternate week to recycling)
Available in 240 litres
What goes in it:
- Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO)
- Grass cuttings
- Food waste
Hard waste & branch and pruning
Please note: hard waste collections will not be available from Wednesday, 23 December 2020 until Sunday, 3 January 2021 (inclusive).
Book your free at-call collection now
Two free collections per year
2 cubic metres per collection
Who is eligible?
Properties that pay the annual Waste Service charge are eligible for two free collections per year.
Properties with a private bin collection are not eligible for the free service but can purchase an at-call collection.
- Bundled branch and prunings
- Household appliances (including TVs and computers)
- Dismantled wardrobes and furniture
- General household items in boxes only
- Timber not exceeding 1.5 metres in length
- Chinaware and window glass (wrapped in cardboard or thicker paper, clearly marked 'glass')
- Metal items
- All white goods including fridges and washing machines (for safety requirements fridge doors must be removed)
- Maximum of two mattresses per property - mattresses placed out for collection are collected separately to the rest of your hard waste, so don't worry if yours isn't collected straight away.
Items not accepted
- Hazardous or liquid waste (e.g. paint, chemicals or oils)
- Rubble or soil
- Branches and prunings
- Loads exceeding two cubic metres
- Recyclables e.g. bottles, paper
- Building materials and trade waste
- Gas bottles
How much can I put out?
Approximately two cubic metres (about two trailer loads) per collection. If you are using your two collections in one, you can put out four cubic metres (about four trailer loads).
Place your hard waste within your property boundary and not on the nature strip. If you can’t, we’ll let you know the most suitable collection point.
And remember, any items for collection must be safe for two people to lift.
Commercial landfill and recycling bin
This form should be completed to apply for a Landfill and or Recycling Bin (s) for a Commercial Business
You will need a permit to place a skip container on the roadway in Moonee Valley.
The Permit Fees to place a skip on the road are required to be paid at the online application process and the fees are:
- $100 for 1-3 days
- $140 for 4-7 days
How do you get a skip bin?
Permits can only be issued to contractors who are accredited with us.
Contractors can apply for accreditation with Council and/or a permit for placement of a skip bin by clicking HERE and following the prompts.
Council accredited skip bin providers
|1300BINNIT Pty Ltd||79 Sherrington Grange||Derrimut||0406 292 645|
|A1 Cheapest Rubbish Removals||PO Box 5051||Middle Park||9017 1117|
|A Grade Demolition Pty Ltd||62 East St||Hadfield||9302 1200|
|ABC Bin Hire||5 Edward Street||Fawkner||0407 656 466|
|Affordable Bin Hire||Metropolitan Ring Road||Thomastown||0488 044 744|
|All Over Bin Hire||1/157 Langridge Street||Collingwood||1300 555 087|
|All Ready Bulk Bins Pty Ltd||155 High Street||Preston||0400 462 752|
|All West Bin Hire||Corner Tennyson and Orange Street||Williamstown||0418 560 978|
|Alpha Bin Hire||15 Fury Court||Clayton||0409 646 461|
|Apex Waste – Bob Robertson Bin Hire||19 Central Avenue||Sunshine||9314 9911|
|Ascot Bin Hire||Factory 8, 2 Tube Street||Sunshine North||03 9312 2991 / 0417 531 009|
|Base Demolishers Pty Ltd||PO Box 1678||Geelong||0425 844 435|
|BD Harvest Pty Ltd||111 Normanby Drive||Greenvale||9333 2442|
|Ben’s Bin Hire P/L||154 Meridian Way||South Morang||9404 1719|
|Big Bin Hire||PO Box 819||Williamstown||1300 224 473|
|Bin O Bin Pty Ltd||PO Box 298||Doncaster Heights||0466 377 733|
|Bingo Waste Services||305 Parramatta Road||Auburn||1300 424 646|
|Binshoot Bin Hire||73 Cherry Lane||Laverton North||0414 316 489|
|Budget Bin Hire||PO Box 134||Ivanhoe||9499 1941|
|Bullet Bin Hire||2 Second Avenue, Moorabbin Airport||Mentone||0418 365 368|
|Cab Skip Bin Hire||233 Broadhurst Avenue||Reservoir||0402 483 195|
|Campbellfield Bin Hire Pty Ltd||Shed 4, Victoria Drive||Tottenham||9357 0550 / 0418 314 029|
|Cheaper Bin Hire||PO Box 2176||Ringwood North||9876 1611|
|City West Skip Bins||11 Paul Harris Drive||Melton West||0425 769 665|
|Cleanskip||PO Box 1359||Clayton South||9558 1771|
|C Fulton Pty Ltd||15-21 Hall Street||Hawthorn East||9822 3041|
|Control Bin Hire (Aust) Pty Ltd||PO Box 1008||Clayton South||0418 549 877 / 9551 7789|
|Corio Waste Management Pty Ltd||PO Box 20||Lara||8368 2844|
|Cozees Bins||PO Box 4346||Knox City||9792 4447 / 0404 046 157|
|D.C Bin Hire P/L||189-193 Northbourne Road||Campbellfield||9308 5488|
|Delta Pty Ltd||577 Plummer Street||Port Melbourne||9646 8277|
|ECO Waste Services Pty Ltd||20 Gilmores Road||Balliang||0404 094 346|
|Emerald Bins Pty Ltd||12 Muscat Court||Sunbury||0406 349 797|
|ERA Skip Bins||1 McGuire Street||Cheltenham||1300 790 918|
|Expert Demolition P/L||9 Hyde Street||Hadfield||0406 030 303|
|GT Skips||16 Patrick Street||Campbellfield||9111 1743|
|Harpers Bin Hire (DATS Vic)||Dynon Road||West Melbourne||1300 665 666|
|Haulaway||1-7 Souffi Place||Dandenong South||1300 660 838|
|Hello Bin Hire P/L||425 Point Cook Road||Point Cook||9395 3133|
|HK Skip Bin Hire Pty Ltd||17 Royal Terrace||Craigieburn||0405 998 661|
|Hume Bins||330 Konagaderra Road||Oaklands Junction||9745 2010|
|IDispose||PO Box 244||Highpoint City||0488 062 585|
|Jim's Skip Bins Altona||6 Maltravers Place||Wyndham||0455 455 337|
|Jim's Skip Bins Caroline Springs||7 Greville Street||Caroline Springs||0405 832 462|
|Jim's Skip Bins Cragieburn||13 Ilani Court||Epping||0433 412 140|
|Jim's Skip Bins Greensborough||40 Festival Grove||Lalor||0412 237 903|
|Jim's Skip Bins Oakleigh||PO Box 2922||Rowville||0418 714 604|
|Jim's Skip Bins (Heidelberg Central)||81 Wattleglen Street||Craigieburn||0422 842 774|
|Jim’s Skip Bins (Coburg)||7 Braid Court||Truganina||0433 348 842|
|Lennox Waste||20 Market Road||Sunshine||1300 568 856|
|Local Bin Hire P/L||4/4 Clarke Street||Lilydale||0409 962 538|
|Love a Dump||PO Box 557||Hastings||0421 007 313|
|Melbourne Bin Hire||74 North Street||Glenroy||9357 3344|
|Melbourne Waste Management||10 McCubbin Court||Point Cook||0409 257 022|
|Melway Bin Hire and Demolition||48 Rushwood Dve||Craigieburn||9354 6996|
|Midway-Hire a Skip||1 Midway Lane||Sunshine||9312 1356 / 0418 132 179|
|Mini Tip Bin Hire (J & N Seddon)||PO Box 4102||Alfredton||0428 577 795|
|Monash Bin Hire and Demolition Pty Ltd||PO Box 65||Campbellfield||9357 1414|
|Need a Skip Now||86 Turner Road||Highett||0431 751 980|
|Osom Bin Hire||PO Box 309||Flemington||1300 778 096|
|Pink Bin Hire Pty Ltd||297 Victoria Street||Altona Meadows||0408 221 114|
|PJ'S Waste Pty Ltd||PO Box 471||Altona North||0419 158 590|
|PPK Demolition||51 Chatsworth Road||Prahran||0419 720 720|
|Professor Bin Pty Ltd||2 Kay Court||Clayton||0405 628 016|
|Pronto Recycling||520 O’Connors Road||Werribee South||0417 880 016|
|Rayco Environmental Solutions P/L||PO Box 153||Niddrie||03 9369 4100|
|Recycling Industries Pty Ltd||235-253 Doherty’s Road||Laverton North||9360 9444|
|Regal Bin Hire||8 Peers Street||East Brunswick||9266 1435|
|Remondis P/L||14 Lisa Place||Coolaroo||9302 2222|
|Rhino Bin Hire||24-30 Fonceca Street||Mordialloc||9580 4842|
|Rite Away Bin Hire||30 Knapp Street||Altona North||0400 888 863|
|Ronco Mini Bins||31 Meakin Street||Watsonia North||0427 591 500 / 9459 5915|
|SIMS Bin Hire||28 North Avenue||Bentleigh||0419 898 181 / 0408 128 913|
|Skips2Go||Factory 2 308-310 Lower Dandenong Road||Mordialloc||0421 312 343|
|Skip Bins Plus||104 Cromer Avenue||Sunshine North||0434 286 307|
|Sky Group Constructions||14 Itala Court||Keilor Downs||0417 722 150|
|Suez Recycling & Recovery Australia||64-84 Waterview Close||Dandenong South||13 13 35|
|Speedie Waste Pty Ltd||29 Halley Crescent||Campbellfield||9305 2265|
|Speedy Bins||5 Oulton Street||Fawkner||0404 000 519|
|Sunshine (Vic) Skip Bins & Recycling||24 Slipway Road||Werribee South||8763 2691|
|Super Waste Skips||14 Cairnlea Drive||Cairnlea||0421 897 858|
|TM Bin Hire||76 Kyabram St||Coolaroo||0414 487 770|
|Triple R Solutions Pty Ltd||4 Springwood Avenue||Narre Warren||0434 535 566|
|Troy Schiavella||3 Sully Court||Diggers Rest||0404 215 977|
|True Bin Hire||35 Burrora Way||Craigieburn||9333 0951|
|Ultra Bin Hire Vic Pty Ltd||36 Fabio Court||Campbellfield||9460 5333|
|Ultra Bin Hire Vic p/l||42 Maffra Street||Coolaroo||9041 9559|
|United Bin Hire||35 Rosala Avenue||Altona North||0422 373 900|
|Unlimited Access Bins||42 Maffra Street||Coolaroo||9041 9559|
|Veolia Environmental Services||42-45 Kirkham Road||West Keysborough||13 29 55|
|Whelan Kartaway||1 Boundary Road||North Melbourne||9326 5555|
|WM Waste Management Services P/L||10 Macquarie Place||Boronia||9721 1900|
|Zaks Bin Hire||72-74 Kyabram Street||Coolaroo||9399 7757|
Private waste collector permit
All private waste companies operating in the western part of the Moonee Ponds Activity Centre must hold a valid waste collection permit.
Permits are free and valid for 12 months.
The Transfer Station is our drop-off facility for waste and recycling.
Address: 188 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie
Phone: (03) 8325 1730
Monday to Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm
Sunday: 8am – 1pm
24th December – Transfer Station closes at 12pm
25th December – CLOSED
26th December - CLOSED
27th December – CLOSED
28th December – CLOSED
Please note: The Moonee Valley Transfer Station will remain EFTPOS only to minimise the handling of cash due to COVID-19. Please ensure you adhere to 1 person per 4sqm social distancing requirements when on-site.
Due to high demand for disposal, we are unable to accept paints until further notice.
Reduce your fees by separating your load. For example, keep hard waste separate from green waste and only pay for half a load of each. Garbage that is not separated will incur higher fees.
A car boot load of green waste is free for residents of Moonee Valley. You must show current photo ID and a current rates notice.
We do not accept trucks in excess of 2.5GVM.
Items accepted at a cost
- Hard rubbish
- Tree pruning, garden rubbish and green waste
- Furniture items
- Timber and fencing
- Gas bottles
|Boot load||up to 0.25 m3||$33.50||$32||Resident - No charge / Non Resident - $17.50|
|Station wagon||up to 0.5 m3||$58.50||$55||$37|
|Single trailer, utility or van||up to 0.7 m3||$89.50||$81||$60|
|Single trailer heaped||up to 1.1 m3||$143||$134.50||$76|
|Single trailer high sides||up to 2 m3||$264.50||$241.50||$131.50|
|Tandem trailer||up to 1.25 m3||$160||$152.50||$107|
|Tandem trailer heaped||up to 2 m3||$262||$252||$150|
|Tandem trailer high up to sides||up to 3.65 m3||$472.50||$451.50||$248|
|Gas bottles (BBQ or camping size only)||$12.50|
|Mattress (all sizes)||$38.50|
|Tyres (light truck)||$32.50|
|Tyres (small truck)||$36.50|
|Tyres (large truck, tractor)||$63.50|
|Surcharge waste (small)||$10|
|Surcharge waste (medium)||$15|
|Surcharge waste (large)||$24|
Recyclables accepted for free
- Aluminium (cans, pots, pans and window frames)
- Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps
- Cardboard (boxes must be emptied and flattened)
- Paper (folders and files not accepted)
- Cooking oil
- Engine oil (20 litre limit) per visit
- Milk and bread crates only, plant pots and clear soft plastic wrap
- Clean polystyrene in household amounts only (it must fit in the back of a station wagon and be free from contamination - otherwise additional charges will apply)
- Steel and metal (guttering, appliances, whitegoods, roofing and bicycles)
- Textiles (re-useable shoes and clothing only). All linen products, pillows, doonas and non-useable clothing are considered hard waste and will incur a fee
What happens to my recycling?
Did you know Australians create 67 million tonnes of waste each year? By using your recycling bin correctly, you can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Watch the video below to discover how your recycling in Moonee Valley City Council is collected and sorted.
Latest environment news
Free mulch is available for Moonee Valley residents, subject to availability.
You can get up to 200L (a boot load) per resident, per month.
To find out more or to check availability, call (03) 8325 1730
If you see graffiti in Moonee Valley report it online by clicking the button below or call us on 9243 8888.
Who cleans it?
We do! If it's on Council property, such as a Council-owned building, parking meter, bench, bin or street sign.
If it's on private property such as a house, shop, office, factory, fence or letter box, the property owner is responsible for removal. If you have a Pensioner Concession Card holder and are unable to remove yourself, we can help.
There are also some other authorities responsible for graffiti removal:
During the Pandemic lockdown, the syringe chute will only be open on:
- Tuesdays from 9am – 4:30pm
- Thursdays from 9am – 4:30pm
If you have a medical condition that requires the use of needles, you can Council on 9243 8888 to organise infectious waste container to be delivered.
Containers can also be purchased by personal care and body art businesses registered with Council under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act/
- Small - $17
- Large - $25
Found a syringe?
If you come across a syringe in a public space, report it immediately by clicking the button below or calling 9243 8888.
Other waste providers
We're not the only way you can dispose of waste. There's also: