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Household garbage and recycling


Whether you live in a house, a unit or a high-rise apartment the City of Melbourne provides a comprehensive garbage and recycling service.

Recycling bin with sticker on the lid

Find out what you can and can’t recycle in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

Household items that can’t go in the recycling bin don’t need to go into landfill. Computers, printer cartridges, phones, batteries, whitegoods, medicines, and motor oils can be disposed of safely and responsibly.

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Hard waste

Hard waste on the street

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

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Chemical waste

Man with cleaning products

Unwanted household products such as paint, cleaners and pesticides must not be placed in your regular waste or recycling bins. Find out how to dispose of chemical waste.

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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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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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