Changing the size of your bin

Requests to change the size of your bin are actioned 24 hours after your collection day. Please place your current bin on the kerb or just inside your property boundary and ensure the bin is empty, ready to be changed.

Garbage bin

Moreland residents are able to upsize or downsize their garbage bin.

An increase in garbage bin capacity results in an increase to your annual waste charge, which is included in your rates notice.

Garbage bins are available in three sizes: 80 litres, 120 litres and 240 litres.A combination of bin sizes is allowed with a maximum limit of 240 litres of garbage capacity per household.

If you change your bin size more than once a year, there is a bin changeover fee.

Before you consider upsizing your bin, think about reducing your waste by recyclingcomposting or ordering a green waste bin if you don't already have one.

General request to change garbage capacity

To request a change to your garbage capacity, complete and return to Council a:

Request for extra garbage bin for medical condition

If you, or someone living with you, has a medical condition that results in the need for extra garbage capacity, you may be eligible for a concession rate on an extra bin.

To apply, complete and return to Council a:

Request for extra garbage bin for a large family

If you have a large family and produce more rubbish than you can fit into your existing garbage bin you may be eligible for a concession rate on an extra bin.

Concessions for large families are based on one or two parents and 6 immediate children living at home.

To apply, complete and return to Council a:

Recycling bin

If you find you have more recycling than will fit in your recycling bin each week, Council will consider providing a larger or additional recycling bin.

Before you contact Council, look at what you are putting in your recycling bin:

  • Check that everything in your recycling bin is recyclable.
  • See if there are items you can flatten, like cardboard boxes or cans, to take up less space.
  • Consider ways to avoid waste in the first place, by buying products in bulk, reusing or refilling containers, and buying concentrated cleaning products rather than ready-made items.

If you still find you need additional recycling capacity, complete and return to Council an:

Requests are considered on a case by case basis.

Green waste bin

Residents can have a maximum capacity of 240 litres for green waste.

If you would like to increase the size of your 120-litre green waste bin to 240 litres, you can order an additional 120-litre bin or swap your current bin to the larger 240-litre bin. Fees apply.

You can register as a user and sign in to Council Online Services before you order. As a registered user, you don't need to re-enter your personal information and can keep track of requests and applications on any device.

Bins at multi-unit developments and apartment sites

Shared bins at multi-unit developments

Shared bins are provided at many multi-unit and apartment sites across Moreland for use by all residents at the development. They are agreed to as part of the Waste Management Plan process between the developer and Council.

Shared garbage and recycling bins generally have 240 litres of capacity and are 3 times larger than the standard 80-litre garbage bin. One shared garbage bin has the capacity to service 2 to 3 units.

To ensure that shared bins are effectively used by all:

  • Store the bins in a central location so that they can be accessed by all those living in the development, and
  • Agree who will take out and bring in the bins. 
  • Discuss with your Owners Corporation or Body Corporate if you are finding that the garbage or recycling capacity is not appropriate to meet the requirements of the residents at your development. 

To reduce the amount of general waste produced at your development you can:

Additional capacity at a multi-unit development

To apply for additional garbage capacity, complete and return to Council a:

To apply for additional recycling capacity, complete and return to Council a: