Bin collection

  • Your waste/landfill (red-lid) is emptied every week.
  • Your recycle bin (yellow-lid) is emptied once a fortnight.
  • Your garden bin (green-lid) is emptied once a fortnight on the alternate week to your recycle bin.

See the collection map (pdf, 270KB) to find out what area you're in and view the corresponding calendar to find out what is collected when in any given week:

Your collection was missed? Submit a service request online.

Christmas and New Year bin collection

There will be no bin collections on Christmas Day (Monday, 25 December) or New year’s Day (Monday, 1 January).

For the weeks commencing Monday, 25 December and Monday, 1 January:

  • If your bin gets collected on Monday, it will be collected on Tuesday.
  • If your bin gets collected on Tuesday, it will be collected on Wednesday.
  • If your bin gets collected on Wednesday, it will be collected on Thursday.
  • If your bin gets collected on Thursday, it will be collected on Friday.
  • If your bin gets collected on Friday, it will be collected on Saturday.

Normal bin collections will resume on Monday, 8 January.

Don’t waste our recycling efforts

Moonee Valley residents make a great effort to recycle. We need everyone to make sure that the right materials go into the right bin otherwise we can't recycle the material we collect.

To help increase our recycling rates, authorised Council officers will be inspecting recycling and garden waste bins over the next month to identify if incorrect materials have been placed in them.

Staff will be checking bins and applying an information tag to inspected bins which will either say ‘Hooray, great job on recycling correctly’ or ‘Oops, plastic bags don’t go in this bin’.

The aim of the program is to identify problem areas and educate residents on what should go in their recycling and garden waste bins.

Where incorrect materials are found in their bins, residents will be provided with an information leaflet about the correct items for each bin.

More information about the bin inspection program is available by calling the Waste Management team on 9243 8888.

Need a new bin?

We provide a range of bins for the collection of landfill, recycling and garden waste:

  • 120L Landfill
  • 120L Recycle
  • 240L Recycle
  • 360L Recycle
  • 240L Garden Waste

For an individual dwelling, new residences requiring a red-lidded waste bin and/or a yellow-lidded recycling bin can fill out a request for bin application form (pdf, 41KB).

If you are a property owner you can fill out a request for a green-lidded garden waste bin (pdf, 181KB) .

There are also separate forms for commercial properties (pdf, 73KB).

Do you find your recycling bin is filling up too fast?

You can upsize it to a 360L for a one off-fee of $82. To upsize, call us on 9243 8888 or fill out a 360L recycling bin upgrade form (pdf, 264KB).

All bin forms can be emailed to 

Broken or missing bins

To report a broken or missing bin, submit a service request online or call us on 9243 8888.

Sports Clubs recycling

We support recycling at all sports clubs and community group facilities. Please contact us to arrange new recycling services or exchange some of your clubs current landfill bins for recycling.

Special circumstances bin

In an effort to reduce waste to landfill, standard practice is for each household to be provided with one red-lidded kerbside landfill bin and any additional bins to be limited to residents that demonstrate special circumstances.

These circumstances are medical conditions (eg. dialysis) that generate more non-hazardous waste than can be accommodated by one bin.

A medical certificate signed by a medical practitioner stating that there is health condition that creates waste beyond the 120L bin capacity must be submitted before a second bin is issued. Note: no details of the medical condition are required.

Call 9243 8888 for more information about special circumstances bins.

Last updated: Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:23 PM