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.
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.
General request to change garbage capacity
To request a change to your garbage capacity, complete and return to Council a:
- Request for Change to Garbage Capacity form (PDF 83Kb), or
- Request for Change to Garbage Capacity form (DOC 104Kb).
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 Concession - Increased Garbage Capacity (Medical Condition) form (PDF 15Kb), or
- Request for Concession - Increased Garbage Capacity (Medical Condition) form (DOC 104Kb)
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:
- Request for Concession - Increased Garbage Capacity (Large Family) form (PDF 26Kb (PDF 17Kb), or
- Request for Concession - Increased Garbage Capacity (Large Family) form (DOC 109Kb).
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:
- Application for Increased Recycling Capacity form (PDF 14Kb), or
- Application for Increased Recycling Capacity form (DOC 90Kb).
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.
- Request a change to your green waste bin size through Council Online Services. As part of the process, you pay the fee with a Visa or MasterCard.
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:
- Order a green waste bin for your garden waste.
- Order a compost bin or worm farm for your food waste.
Additional capacity at a multi-unit development
To apply for additional garbage capacity, complete and return to Council a:
- Request for Additional Garbage Capacity - Shared Bins form (DOC 98Kb), or
- Request for Additional Garbage Capacity - Shared Bin form (PDF 94Kb)
To apply for additional recycling capacity, complete and return to Council a: