Council collects recycling bins every week from residential properties in Merri-bek. Your recycling bin has a yellow lid.
Council’s kerbside recycling service collects items which are then sorted into the different types of material.
An annual waste charge is included in your rates notice. This charge helps fund the Council kerbside collection services. Council also collects recycling bins from non-residential rateable properties subject to payment of the waste charge.
To save space in your recycling bin fold down and compact recyclable material before it goes into your bin.
Information on drop off points for household recyclables is available on the recycling points page of our website.
Find out when your recycling bin is collected
Where to find more information
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.