Your next recycling bin date is:
Your recycling bin (with the yellow lid) is collected every 2 weeks.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease and due to increased workloads from the recent storm event, your bin or hard waste collection may be delayed. If this happens, please be patient - the service will usually be provided within 24 hours.
More info: Possible waste collection delays
Your recycling bin has a yellow lid
The recycling bin has a yellow lid and is collected every 2 weeks.
What can go in your bin - and some recycling bin rules
To check what you can (and can't) put in your recycling bin visit What you can put in your bins
- Only put acceptable items in your recycling bin (see the list below.) If you put items that aren't accepted in your bin, it may not be collected.
- Empty and rinse items before they go in your recycling bin.
- Don't put your recycling in a bag - items must be placed loose in your recycling bin.
- Squash bulky containers and flatten boxes to make more room in your bin.
What happens to your recycling
- When your recycling bin is emptied the material is taken to Polytrade Recycling in Dandenong.
- Polytrade Recycling is a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) similar to the one shown in the video below.
- The facility uses a combination of manual sorting and machines to process recycling into different material types; paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, steel and aluminium. The sorted materials are bundled and then sold to be made into new products. Material that doesn’t fit in these categories is taken to landfill.
Information about our current recycling processing arrangement
- Council has entered into a short-term arrangement with recycling processor, Polytrade Recycling, to accept and process our kerbside recycling.
- As of 11 November 2019, ALL recyclables collected are being processed by Polytrade. This follows Polytrade upgrading its facilities so it can accept a greater quantity of recyclables.
- No Victorian recycling processor, including Polytrade can accept soft plastics as part of their kerbside recycling service. Please take your soft plastics to a participating supermarkets to be recycled through the REDcycle program or place in your kerbside rubbish bin.
- Council is working with the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) and 60 other Victorian councils on a group contract for recycling services. By working together, larger contracts can encourage investment in recycling infrastructure and technology, and attract new candidates to the Victorian recycling sector.