Remember to put your bins out the night before, or by 6 o'clock on the morning of your collection, even if your collection often takes place later in the day.
Garbage bins are emptied every week in all collection areas of the City of Melton.
Recycling and green waste are collected fortnightly, on alternating weeks, depending on whether you live in Area A or B. Every resident is responsible for the contents of their own bins, including items put there by other people without your permission. Please therefore ensure that materials are put into the right bins (for example, acceptable recyclables only in your recycling bin). If you believe street neighbours or passers-by are contaminating your recycle and/or green bins, we suggest putting your bins kerbside on the day of collection (by 6am) rather than the evening prior.
Council receives daily photos and reports from its waste contractor, of problematic bin contents. Advisory letters are sent out to residents based on properties identified by the truck cameras. Repeat bin offenders are liable to receive Council infringements (fines). The most common problems are plastic bags and nappies in recycle bins, and soil and bricks in green waste bins. Please be sure you get it right on bin night!
Enter your address to find your collection day
Each year, Council produces a Waste Collection Calendar for the community. It lists kerbside collection dates for your location, as well as information about managing different kinds of waste. From 2015, Council is going greener! The publication will be online and known as the Waste Services Guide. If you would like a paper copy, please contact us on 9747 7200 and we will post one to you.
More information on the waste calendar