Kerbside Collection Service

Households within township areas of the Shire receive a compulsory garbage and recycling collection. For households outside of the townships a service may be available if the property is on or near a collection route.

A kerbside service consists of a 120L garbage bin (collected weekly) and a 240L recycling bin (collected fortnightly). A garbage service cannot be supplied without an accompanying fortnightly recycle service, however an additional recycling service can be supplied without a garbage service. The cost of the household kerbside service is recovered as a charge with the rates.

A commercial bin service is available for businesses within the shire. Commercial bins are 240L (garbage or recycling) and are charged per collection – if the bins are not put out for collection no charge is applied. Users of this service are invoiced monthly. The commercial service includes garbage bins (240L, weekly) and recycling bins (240L, fortnightly). A nominal yearly hire charge also applies. For more information contact Council on (03) 5772 0333.

What day are my bins collected?

Garbage bins are collected weekly, whilst recycling is collected fortnightly. To find out which night your properties bins are collected, download the 2020-2021 calendar(PDF, 2MB).

Identify the day of the week your recycling is collected (your “collection day”) at the top of the calendar and note the colour. Identify the actual dates for collection throughout the year by looking for the coloured square that matches your collection day.

What can I put in my bins?

What can be placed in your bins?

Wondering what can and can't go in your recycling and garbage kerbside bins? Click here(PDF, 4MB) to download a helpful guide.  

Household collection services are intended for household rubbish only, and there are practical limits on the capacity of the collection system to handle other wastes. In particular, the recycling plants are only set up to accept household recyclable items such as those generated in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry – not all materials that can be recycled are able to be recycled through the kerbside service. For example metal items such as tin cans and bottle caps can be recycled, while mechanical parts and metal poles cannot. In the garbage bin, very heavy items or waste that cannot be compacted in the truck such as renovation waste will cause issues. Bulky items such as those described can be taken to your local Resource Recovery Centre, fees may apply. 

New garbage services

To request a new or additional household garbage or recycling service, or a commercial garbage or recycling service please complete the appropriate form from the list below and return via one of the following methods:

  • Post: PO Box 138, Alexandra, 3714

Bins not emptied?

If you garbage or recycling bin was not emptied when it should have been, click here to make a request or contact Council on (03) 5772 0333.

Replacement bins

Should you require a replacement bin due to damage or theft, click here to make a request or contact Murrindindi Shire Council on (03) 5772 0333.