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Waste, recycling and noise

Litter and recycling bins

City of Melbourne residents can access a wide range of services for reusing, recycling or disposing of unwanted household items and materials.

Rubbish bins in laneway

To help clean up our city streets and laneways, the City of Melbourne has introduced waste laws for the central city.

Improving high rise recycling

City of Melbourne’s High Rise Recycling Project is helping apartment buildings to improve the amount and quality of recycling being collected.

GreenMoney Recycling Rewards

After a successful trial in Southbank and Docklands, the GreenMoney program is now available to all residents.

Clothing donation

Clearing out the clutter? Check out our top tips for giving away, swapping or selling your unwanted items that are still in good condition.

Waste disposal

Collection days

Garbage truck

Household waste is collected weekly throughout the City of Melbourne. Rubbish and recycling are collected on the same day. See which are the collection days for your suburb.

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Hard rubbish

Hard waste on the street

All City of Melbourne residential ratepayers are entitled to one free annual hard waste collection.

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Waste and recycling centre

Waste and recycling centre

City of Melbourne residents can drop off recyclables and green waste for free and dispose of unwanted items / materials for a fee at the Waste and Recycling Centre on Dynon Road, Kensington.

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Home composting

People composting

There are a number of ways you can reduce your everyday kitchen and garden organics at home. Whether you live in a large house or small city apartment, there are home composting options.

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