Bin collection will continue as normal despite the current COVID-19 health restrictions. We ask that you do the following to protect yourself and our staff during this time:
- Wash your hands before and after putting your bins out
- Flatten your waste before you put it in your bin if you can
- Don’t flatten waste once it is in the bin. It may get stuck and not empty when lifted
- Fill your bin, but make sure it can still close
- When you put out your bin, make sure it won't tip over or spill
- Put your bin where our drivers can reach without having to get out of their vehicles. Our drivers may not empty your bin if they cannot access it from their truck
If you or someone in your house has COVID-19 we will still collect your bins as normal. Please complete the following steps to keep this process safe for everyone:
- Put your usual items in your bins
- Place any disposable items (tissues, cleaning cloths, masks and gloves) in a sealed bag. Put this into your garbage bin
- Also place any recyclables that have touched your disposable items into your garbage bin
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds after touching any garbage or recyclables. Also use hand sanitiser if available
Garbage bin collection
We collect your garbage once a week on the same day as your recycling bin. If you pay a waste charge on your rates you can use this service. You can find out more about the waste charge on our understand your rates page.
Our garbage bins have a dark green or red lid.
For information about commercial waste go to our waste and environment page.
To find out when your garbage collection will be, enter your address below. You can also print your specific bin collection calendar with this tool.
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Put your bins out by 5:30am on your bin collection day. You can also put your bins out the night before.
Put your bin on the kerb at the edge of your street. Make sure the bin is facing the street and that there are no objects within 30cm (such as a car, tree or another bin).
Any waste left beside or on top of the bin will not be collected.
If your street is a court or cul-de-sac, place your bins along the straight part of the kerb.
Below are some diagrams that show this placement.
The following items also cannot go in your garbage bin:
- batteries (take these to a household battery recycling drop off point)
- excavation material or building rubble (trade waste of any kind)
- household chemicals, oils, paints or solvents
- loose dirt, dust, ashes, hair or other similar material
- glass or other sharp objects (unless you wrap these items)
- slops, liquid waste or offensive material
- anything that can go in your recycling bin or organics bin
Go to our bin repairs and replacements page for information about how to change your bin or get a new bin. This includes damaged bins, lost or stolen bins, changing the size of your bin or ordering a bin for your property.
If you have too much garbage to fit in your bin, you can wait until your bin is collected or you can take your excess waste to a transfer station. You can find out about nearby transfer stations on our waste and recycling locations page.
We do not have a tip or landfill site in Moreland.
Our Residential Kerbside Waste Services booklet is about our kerbside waste services. This also has information about composting, hard waste, and local transfer stations.
Our Waste Services in the City of Moreland brochure is about disposing of things that don't go in your bins.
To request a printed copy you can call us on 9240 1111.
To find out more about how much waste we are collecting and which companies hold waste collection contracts with us, go to our council services data page.
Shared bins at multi-unit developments and apartment sites
We provide shared bins for multi-unit and apartment sites across Moreland. These are for use by all residents at the site. Most shared garbage bins have 240L of capacity. They are 3 times larger than the standard 80L garbage bins. One shared bin has the capacity to service 2 to 3 units.
To ensure that everyone at a site can effectively use shared bins you need to:
- Store the bins in a central location so that everyone can access the bins
- Agree who will take out the bins for collection and bring them in
- Assess if the capacity of the different bins is meeting the requirements of the site. Discuss this with your owners corporation or body corporate
- Ensure shared bins do not weigh more than 30kg and are not overfilled as we will not be able to collect them
To reduce the amount of general waste produced at your development you can:
- Order a food and garden organics (FOGO) bin online for your garden and food waste
- Order a compost bin or worm farm from Compost Community for your food waste