Public waste and recycling bins
Council installs and maintains the public waste and recycling bins that you see in shopping precincts, parks and along some streets.
Public waste and recycling bins are available throughout Darebin.
Public bins are not for business and household waste
Business and household waste and recycling must go in your business or household bins, not public bins. You can be fined if found using public bins for these purposes.
Help us to keep your waste and recycling bins working for you!
You can report issues with public waste and recycling bins by calling Customer Service on 8470 8888.
How to suggest sites for public waste or recycling bins
Council can only install waste and recycling bins on Council land. If you believe a public waste or recycling bin is needed on Council land, you can suggest this by calling Customer Service on 8470 8888. Council installs bins based on a number of different factors, including accessibility and safety for use, collection and emptying, other bins in the nearby area, location of the site, site use, the amount and/or type of waste in the area etc.
Note: All train stations and some major tram and bus stops are located on Public Transport Victoria (PTV) land. Council is unable to install and/or empty bins at these locations.
If you believe a waste or recycling bin is needed at public transport stops on PTV land, you can request bins through the PTV feedback and complaints form. To check if the public transport stop is on PTV land you can search for the property owner.