Bins and waste collection

Check bin types and collection dates, or learn how different types of waste can be handled or recycled.

older gentleman with his rubbish bins 

Waste types and bin usage

Food and green waste bin being emptied by a truck
Waste is collected every week. Recycling bins and the food and green waste bins are collected on alternate weeks.
A red-lidded wheelie bin for general rubbish
Waste bins are for general rubbish which you can't reuse or recycle.
Someone putting a plastic bottle into a yellow-lidded recycling bin
See what can be put into your recycle bin – and other options if it can't.
Bucket of food scraps

Your food and green waste bin is for food scraps and also for garden waste, such as grass clippings, small sticks, weeds, leaves and flowers.

An open and full green waste bin in street

What goes into your food and green waste bin, how to use your kitchen caddy, and reducing food waste at home.

Smoke detector mounted on a ceiling
You can put household smoke alarms in your general waste bin, but there are restrictions for commercial and industrial alarms.
Resident placing a bag of rubbish in the waste bin

How well do we recycle? By using the right bins, we can reduce our waste and lessen our impacts on the environment.

Bin requests

A close up view of a recycling bin and contents
If we missed your bin during a recent collection, please let us know within 48 hours so we can arrange another collection.
A person putting a full rubbish bag into a wheelie bin

Has your bin been lost, stolen or damaged? Perhaps you've moved into a property that doesn't have a bin. We can help.

All three darebin wheelie bins with sizes

The standard Darebin waste bin is 80 litres, but you can ask for a bigger bin if you think yopu need one.

Man using mobile phone - Current vacancies

Get help with missed collections, dumped rubbish, or missing or damaged bins.