Food and garden organics collection

The food and garden organics bin is the new name for the green waste bin. If you already have a green waste bin you can start placing food in this bin along with your garden waste.

A complimentary kitchen caddy and User Guide (PDF 2Mb) are available for all residents who use the food and garden organics collection service. You can collect one from a Customer Service Centre.

To reduce your food and garden organic waste consider using a compost bin or worm farm, to order one please go to the composting bins page of our website. There is currently a $50 rebate available on the purchase of composting equipment.

Most properties in Merri-bek now have a food and garden organics service, with an individual bin or a shared bin where there are 4 or more units and common land. To find out if your property has connected to the service and you cannot locate the bin please contact Council.

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Where to find more information

The food and garden organics service - frequently asked questions page has more information on this service.

The Residential Kerbside Waste Services booklet (PDF 1Mb) provides everything you need to know about your kerbside waste services as well as information on composting, bin placement, hard waste collection and your local transfer stations. You can download a copy or contact Council to request a printed version.

The Waste Services in the City of Merri-bek brochure (PDF 2Mb) provides information on what to do with items that cannot be placed in your kerbside bins. You can download a copy or contact Council to request a printed version.