Bins and collection services

Find out bin day in your street. How to report a missed collection or lost, damaged or stolen bin.

Independent Waste Review

27 March 2024

Read the Mayor's statement and two independent reports on why some residents' kerbside bins weren't collected after Citywide took over as contractor on 1 July 2023.

Report a missed bin collection

If any of your bins have been missed, please report it to us so that we can arrange pickup as soon as possible. After reporting a missed bin pickup, please make sure you leave your bins out, so that our crews can empty it without delay.

Bin collection schedules

We empty your waste and recycling bins once a week. Put your bins out on the street before 6 am on collection day. They will be emptied any time between 6 am to 8 pm that day. If your bin isn't picked up by 8 pm, report a missed bin collection on My Port Phillip.

Please return your bins to your property within 24 hours of it being emptied.

Look up bin day for your address on our map. Simply input your address into the search bar in the top-left corner. Alternatively, look at the table below.

Bin collection day schedule - by area


Collection area

Bounded by…


Albert Park

St Kilda Road, Albert Road, Canterbury Road, Nimmo Street, Beaconsfield Parade, Mills Street, Richardson Street, Pickles Street, City Road, Kings Way and Dorcas Street.


St Kilda and East St Kilda

Barkly Street, Carlisle Street, Hotham Street, Inkerman Street, Orrong Road and Dandenong Road/Queens Way.


St Kilda and Elwood

Carlisle Street, Hotham Street, Glenhuntly Road, St Kilda Street, Ormond Esplanade/Marine Parade, Barkly Street, Dickens Street and Brighton Road.


Middle Park and St Kilda Road

St Kilda Road, High Street, Punt Road/Barkly Street, Carlisle Street, Brighton Road, Dickens Street, Barkly Street, Marine Parade/Beaconsfield Parade, Nimmo Street, Canterbury Road, Fitzroy Street, Queens Road and Albert Road.


Port Melbourne

Pickles Street, Richardson Street, Mills Street, The Boulevard/Beach Street, Todd Road and Westgate Freeway


Request bin repairs, replacements or a different size

If your bin is damaged, lost, too large or small, we can help.

Request bin repairs, a new or extra bin on My Port Phillip or phone ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 during business hours.

Bin sizes

80 litre85 cm51 cm45 cm
120 litre91 to 93 cm56 cm48 cm
240 litre107 cm74 cm59 cm

Each rateable property has:

  • Garbage bin: red lid, 120 litre (standard).
  • Food and Garden Organics (FOGO): green lid, 120 litre.
  • Recycling bin: yellow lid 240 litre bin.

You can change your garbage bin size to a:

  • smaller 80-litre bin for a $80 rebate on your rates
  • larger 240-litre bin for an annual extra $248.

The kerbside FOGO service costs $66 for 2023/24 and is included in your rates notice.

If you live in a unit or apartment, you’ll share waste and recycling bins with others in the building, and only the property owner or managing agent may request a change in the waste bin allocation.

Find out more about apartment bins and waste collections.

Business bins

Waste services are available for commercial properties – see waste and recycling services for businesses.