Red-lidded general waste bins

Information on our general waste bins and how they comply with the Australian standard.

If you are receiving Council's waste service for the first time your new waste bin will have a red lid. Existing dark green lidded waste bins that are lost, stolen or damaged and need repair will also be replaced with a red-lidded general waste bin.

Red-lidded waste bins will align Darebin with the Australian Standard. This is a planned action in Darebin’s Waste and Recycling Strategy (visible on our Council Strategies page) and a requirement of the State government policy. Visit the Recycling Victoria page for more information.

There is no change to the collection frequency as a result of this change.