Bin collection

Collections

To find out your normal bin collection day, enter your address in the My Neighbourhood section of this website.

To check ongoing collection weeks and changes due to some public holidays, visit our bin collection calendar

Standard waste service

  • 120 litre green waste bin (lime green lid) for all food scraps and garden materials, collected weekly
  • 240 litre recycling bin (yellow lid), collected fortnightly
  • 120 litre landfill bin (red lid), collected fortnightly

Upsize/downsize and additional bin options

Green waste

Residents can choose one of the following options:

  • New option: Upsize to a bigger 240 litre green waste bin – order online
  • Additional 120 litre green waste bin – cost of bin $80, no extra annual collection charge

Recycling

  • Additional 240 litre recycling bin – cost of bin $95, no extra annual collection charge

Landfill

Residents can choose one of the following options:

  • Smaller 80 litre landfill bin – save $83.91 on the 2020-2021 waste management charge
  • New option: Bigger 140 litre landfill bin – additional $41.96 on the 2020-2021 waste management charge 
  • Additional 120 litre landfill bin – cost of bin $80, additional $167.82 on the 2020-2021 waste management charge
  • New option: Weekly collection of 120 litre landfill bin – additional $335.65 on the 2020-2021 waste management charge

Before upsizing your landfill bin or changing to weekly collection, check you’re making best use of space in your bin. Put all your food scraps in your green waste bin or home compost rather than in the landfill bin. Separate your soft plastics and drop them at a REDcycle bin at Coles or Woolworths. Visit our Reduce your waste page for simple and local options to avoid and minimise waste

How to order

  • Call our customer service team on 9433 3111
  • Visit Council's Operations Centre, 290 Yan Yean Road, Plenty
  • For upsizing to a bigger green waste bin onlyorder online

You can return an additional bin. If it is in good condition you will receive a refund of 50 per cent of the cost of the bin. You can cancel an upsized or extra landfill bin service at any time and the collection charge will stop

What to put in each bin

Green waste (120 litre, lime green lid, collected weekly)

Taken to Veolia's organics processing facility where it's recycled into compost

Food scraps

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps 
  • Dairy
  • Meat and small bones
  • Bread, pasta and rice
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
    (loose or wrapped in a small amount of newspaper or paper towel, NOT in a plastic bag)

Garden materials

  • Clippings, small branches, prunings, leaves, flowers, grass
  • Weeds (including ivy, creepers and vines) 

DO NOT put plastic bags in your green waste bin, even if they are labelled 'biodegradable' or 'compostable'

Recycling (240 litre, yellow lid, collected fortnightly)

Taken to Cleanaway's recycling facility in Coolaroo 

Recycling must be loose, not in a plastic bag

  • Hard/rigid plastics (plastics holding a shape or form) such as milk bottles, take away containers, soft drink bottles 
  • Cardboard (including lightly soiled pizza boxes)
  • Paper, newspaper and magazines
  • Steel/aluminium cans, trays, aerosol cans and foil (scrunched in a ball)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Milk and juice cartons

NO plastic bags or soft plastics. Since late 2019, bundled plastic bags and flexible/soft plastics are no longer accepted in the recycling bin. Drop these at a REDcycle bin at Coles or Woolworths or put in the landfill bin

Landfill (120 litre, red lid, collected fortnightly)

Taken to Hanson Landfill in Wollert
  • Nappies
  • Polystyrene/foam
  • Pyrex, drinking glasses
  • Crockery and broken ceramics
  • Window glass and mirror glass
  • Soft/flexible plastics - ideally take this to Coles/Woolworths for recycling through REDcycle 
  • Textiles/rags
  • Any non-hazardous materials that can't go in the green waste bin or recycling bin

 

Recycling updates

Visit our news page for the latest update on what is happening with Nillumbik's recycling

Damaged or broken bin

Report a damaged or broken bin online or call Customer Service on 9433 3111

Bin not emptied

Report that your bin has not been emptied online or call Customer Service on 9433 3111 

Missing or stolen bin

Complete the missing bin online form

Or complete the form in person at our Operations Centre, 290 Yan Yean Road, Plenty or Civic Centre, Civic Drive, Greensborough. Once the form has been processed the bin/s will be delivered to your property within three working days

New service

If you are moving into a newly-built property you will need to order a new service. Call or visit us, and send a certificate of occupancy to:

  • email: customer.service@nillumbik.vic.gov.au
  • fax: 9433 3777
  • post: PO Box 476, Greensborough, VIC 3088
  • in person: Civic Centre, Civic Drive, Greensborough or Operations Centre, 290 Yan Yean Road, Plenty

Once we have received the certificate of occupancy and payment the bin/s will be delivered to you within three working days

Moving house

If you are moving house, leave the set of three bins with the property

Annual waste management charge

The waste management charge on your rates notice covers:

  • cost of green waste, recycling and landfill collection from each property
  • disposal and processing costs including state government levies
  • additional services including hard waste collection
  • programs to encourage recycling and waste reduction
  • rehabilitation of the former landfills at Kangaroo Ground and Plenty

The annual charge for 2020-2021 is:

  • $419.56 - service with standard 120 litre landfill bin
  • $335.65 - service with smaller 80 litre landfill bin 
  • $461.52 - service with bigger 140 litre landfill bin
  • $587.38 - service with 2 x 120 litre landfill bins
  • $755.21 - service with weekly collection of 120 litre landfill bin