Bin repairs and replacements

Important update

We are currently experiencing higher than normal bin delivery and maintenance issues. If your bin is to be repaired, please leave it out after your next WEEKLY collection cycle (even for food and garden organics),

If our contractor attends to the site and your bin is not out for repair or replacement a note will be left in your letterbox. You can contact council and the issue will be reopened and scheduled for repair the following collection week.If you have not received a note in your letterbox, please continue to put your bin out for your weekly collection and leave it out on your nature strip for 2 business days. 

Please continue to do this each week until your request has been actioned.  We apologise for the delays and appreciate your patience.   

Damaged bin

Council will repair or replace your bin if it has been damaged. A bin is considered damaged and will be repaired if it is missing its wheels or lid. If the bin has a split body it will be replaced with a new bin.

You can report a damaged bin through the Council website or contact Council.

Report a damaged bin

Place the damaged bin on the nature strip and ensure the bin is empty. If you are able to, please tip the bin over and place it upside down with the lid open. 

We action damaged bin reports 1-2 business days after your collection day. If your bin is unable to be used until your next collection, we organise a replacement bin. 

Lost or stolen bin

To prevent theft or damage to your bins, you need to bring them back onto your property within 24 hours after your waste collection.

You can report a lost or stolen bin through the Council website or contact Council

Report a lost or stolen bin

Once Council receives your request, a replacement bin is delivered within 48 working hours.

Bins in new properties

If you move into a new property which does not already have a garbage and recycling bin on site, contact Council to order bins for the property and arrange delivery.

Residents and businesses can also recycle food and garden waste by ordering a food and garden organics bin from Council. 

Bins at multi-unit developments and apartment sites

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. Shared food and garden organics bins are also available on request.

New look garbage bin design and lid colour

Garbage bin with red lidNew garbage bins have a red lid

If you receive Council's waste service for the first time or have your bin replaced, you will receive a garbage bin with a red lid. Existing garbage bins in Moreland have a dark green lid.

This change is to ensure Council adheres to the Australian Standard. Over time, all garbage bins in Moreland will have a red lid.

The design of the 80 litre garbage bin has also changed. The old 80 litre bin had the same sized body as a 120 litre bin with a raised floor to make the bin volume 80 litres. The new 80 litre bin does not have a raised floor but has a smaller body.

While the new bin looks smaller than the old 80 litre bin, it holds the same volume of waste.

Contact Council if you need further information.