Get more out of your household bin options

Published on 02 September 2021

To help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and provide all residents with equitable access to waste services, Melton City Council has introduced streamlined waste service options.

As part of the changes, a new, flat fee of $332 has been introduced for all households that receive a Council waste service.

The flat fee includes the addition of an optional kerbside green bin which can accept food and garden waste, as well as an additional hard waste collection to have bulky items picked up from your property.

The new flat rate waste charge reflects the increased cost of waste management in the City of Melton, which has been impacted by the rise in the State Government landfill levy.

City of Melton Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik said the streamlined service provided options to suit all households.

“These changes will ensure all residents have full and equitable access to waste services, including tenants,” Cr Majdlik said.

“By making green bins more accessible to everyone, and increasing the opportunity to recycle bulky items, we can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

“This will keep our landfill costs to a minimum, and have a very positive impact on our environment.”

Council’s waste service includes the kerbside bin collection, hard waste collection, and recycling and waste disposal at the Melton Recycling Facility.

All households that receive a Council waste service, including tenanted households, will have equal access to the red, yellow and green kerbside bins, and are entitled to a choice of two hard waste collections from their property, or two drop offs at the Melton Recycling Facility, or one of each option. 

Either property owners or residential tenants can request a change to a property’s bin options, with proof of residency.

To find out more and change your bin options, visit

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