Household bins and collections

To find out what items can and can't go in your household waste and recycling bins, visit what goes in your bins.

Council-supplied waste and recycling bins are collected from the street outside your house between 6 am and 6 pm on the same day each week. Put both bins out before 6 am on collection day, or the night before, and return them to your property within 24 hours of collection.

Household collection days by area

WeekdayCollection area
MondayAlbert Park area bounded by St Kilda Rd, Albert Rd, Canterbury Rd, Nimmo St, Beaconsfield Parade, Mills St, Richardson St, Pickles St, City Rd, Kings Way and Dorcas St.
TuesdaySt Kilda/East St Kilda area bounded by Barkly St, Carlisle St, Hotham St, Inkerman St, Orrong Rd and Dandenong Rd/Queens Way.
WednesdaySt Kilda/Elwood area bounded by Carlisle St, Hotham St, Glenhuntly Rd, St Kilda St, Ormond Esplanade/Marine Parade, Barkly St, Dickens St and Brighton Rd.
ThursdayMiddle Park/St Kilda Road areas bounded by St Kilda Rd, High St, Punt Rd/Barkly St, Carlisle St, Brighton Rd, Dickens St, Barkly St, Marine Parade/Beaconsfield Parade, Nimmo St, Canterbury Rd, Fitzroy St, Queens Rd and Albert Rd.
FridayPort Melbourne area bounded by Pickles St, Richardson St, Mills St, The Boulevard/Beach St, Todd Rd and Westgate Freeway.

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Apartment bins and collections

You can download our Recycling Poster (PDF 219 KB) for display in your apartment bin bay.

Multi-unit developments are entitled to the use of household garbage and recycling bins. Some developments use commercial (non-Council) bins as specified in their Waste Management Plan or at the discretion of the property manager. For enquiries about commercial bins, please contact the service provider directly.

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Business bins

Information about bins and collections for commercial properties, see businesses waste and recycling.