Bins and Rubbish Collection

Your household rubbish bins are collected weekly, except on certain public holidays. Rubbish that goes into this in this bin goes to landfill. Do you know what you can put in your rubbish bin? Material that can be reused, recycled or composted should not go in this bin.

Household rubbish bins are collected weekly. The day of collection depends on where you live. Visit the Rubbish Collection Days Map to find your collection day or search on your property address via the Interactive Map on DarebinGuide.

Christmas and Public Holidays Collections
Bins will not be collected on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Day or Anzac Day but will be collected on the following day. Bin collections will occur on other public holidays as normal.

If you are ever unsure about your collection, please call us on 8470 8888 on the day before your regular collection to check.

What Can I Put in my Rubbish Bin?

  • General rubbish
  • Fabric
  • Plastic Bags and all other soft plastics (find out where to recycle soft plastic here)
  • Nappies (wrapped)
  • Ceramics, Pyrex, broken light globes, broken mirrors, broken glass (wrapped)
  • Meat and bones
  • Polystyrene
  • Garden hoses, rubber
  • Animal waste and kitty litter
  • Foam and foam beans, packing foam

Rubbish must be contained in bags or wrapped as best as possible.

Your Bin Will Not Be Collected If

  • It is too close to obstacles such as trees, poles, other bins or parked cars
  • If it weighs more than 30kg
  • If it is put out too late
  • If it is overfilled or has anything on top of it or leaning against it.

Further Information
Customer Service
Ph: 8470 8888

Has your bin been lost, stolen or damaged and you need a replacement? Is your bin too small for your families' current needs?

I Need a New Bin

Please contact us to request a replacement bin. You can phone, email or visit us in-person to request a new bin.

Ph: 8470 8888

Council has adopted the 80 litre waste bin as a standard size. Some residents may have a 120 litre bin (from the former City of Preston), which are being progressively replaced with 80 litre bins when they are damaged or go missing. These 120 litre bins are now over 20 years old and are expected to be fully replaced with the standard 80 litre bin in the coming years. 

My Bin is Too Small

The standard Mobile Garbage Bin size in Darebin is 80 litres. There are a number of things you can do at home to reduce your waste, including buying less packaging, composting food scraps, and recycling as much as you can.

We understand that there are some reasons for requiring a larger bin, such as:

  • Large families
  • Share houses (7 or more people per home)
  • Caring for someone with a disability/medical condition

If you require a larger bin for any of those reasons stated above, please call Customer Service on 8470 8888 to apply for a Larger Bin Permit.

Please contact customer service if you wish to apply. Charges apply.

Applications will be assessed on strict criteria to determine eligibility. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Further Information
Customer Service
Ph: 8470 8888


Has your rubbish bin been missed during a recent collection? Please advise us within 48 hours of your bin being missed so we can arrange for another collection.

You can report your missed bin to us over the phone or in-person at our Customer Service Centres.

Missed Collection Tips

  • Leave your bin on the front nature strip as we will arrange for it to be collected.
  • Ensure that there are no cars blocking access to bin.
  • If your bin was only half emptied give the bin a good shake to loosen up rubbish just in case it is jammed in the bin.
  • Does your bin have a contamination sticker? If so, you'll need to remove the wrong type of material from the bin before it can be collected.

Further Information
Customer Service
Ph: 8470 8888