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.

2020 waste and recycling calendar

2020 waste and recycling calendars we're delivered to households in January and February. You can also download a copy by clicking on your area below.

waste calendar

Please note food scraps can go in both the organics and waste bin. 

Bin wasn't collected?

We can help! Simply give us a call on 03 9243 8888 or lodge a request by clicking the button below.

When do my bins get collected?

Type in your address in the search bar to find out!

COVID-19 update

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.

Click here for tips to ensure that your bin is collected


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

Waste/landfill bin

Collected weekly
Available in 120 litres

What goes in it:

  • Food packaging
  • Nappies
  • Textiles/rags
  • Rubber
  • Polystyrene
  • Foam
  • Long life milk containers
  • General waste

We can also provide special circumstance bins for people with medical conditions. Call 9243 8888 for more information.

Recycling bin

Collected fortnightly
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.

FOGO bin

Collected fortnightly
(alternate week to recycling)
Available in 240 litres

What goes in it:

  • Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO)
  • Mulch
  • Plants
  • Grass cuttings
  • Bark
  • Food waste

Hard waste & branch and pruning

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.

Items accepted

  • 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
  • Tyres
  • Branches and prunings
  • Asbestos
  • 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


Skip Bins

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

Company name Address Suburb Phone
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.

Transfer Station

The Transfer Station is our drop-off facility for waste and recycling.

Address: 188 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie
Phone: (03) 8325 1730
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm

The Transfer Station will be closed to the public, but will still be available to commercial contractors during the week. Please review the State Government’s ‘Guide for business’ to determine if your business qualifies.

Please note: Use EFTPOS only when visiting the Transfer Station to minimise the handling of cash due to COVID-19.


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
  • Mattresses
  • Tyres
  • Gas bottles
  • Carpet
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

Miscellaneous items

Gas bottles (BBQ or camping size only) $12.50
Mattress (all sizes) $38.50
Tyres (car) $17
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)
  • Batteries
  • 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
  • e-waste
  • 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)
  • Paint (20 litres container limit, maximum 100 litres total volume per visit and only water and oil based)
  • 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

Free mulch

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:

  • Telstra - telephone boxes, pillars, cabinets and exchange buildings
  • City West Water - fire hydrants
  • Australia Post - post boxes, green distribution boxes
  • Jemena - electricity poles, pillars/units, substations
  • VicRoads - traffic signals, traffic light poles

COVID-19 update

During the Pandemic lockdown, the syringe chute will only be open on:

  • Tuesdays from 9am – 4:30pm
  • Thursdays from 9am – 4:30pm


Syringe container

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.

Disposing of a syringe

Call the Syringe Disposal Helpline on 1800 552 355.

Other waste providers

We're not the only way you can dispose of waste. There's also: