When is my recycling collection day?
Household recycling bins are collected fortnightly, alternating with food and green waste bin collections.
There are two collection zones in Darebin - East and West. You can find which zone you live in by checking the map below, downloading the recycling zone map or searching for your address on the community map website.
Download the 2021 Recycling Calendar for all the information you need to keep track of your recycling and food and green waste collection dates:
Printed calendars are also available from our Customer Service Centres, or you can call 8470 8888 to have one posted to you.
Christmas and Public Holiday Collections
Bins are not collected on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, or Anzac Day public holidays. Bins will be collected the following day.
What to do on bin night
On bin night, make sure you:
- put your bin out before 5am on your collection day
- ensure your bin weighs no more than 30kg
- put your bin on the nature strip at least half a metre from other bins, cars or obstructions (where possible)
- ensure that your bin lid is closed, with no rubbish beside, near or on top of it
- face your bin opening towards the road
- remove your bin from the nature strip within 24 hours of collection.