Council collects garbage, recycling and food and garden organics from residential and commercial properties across Merri-bek.
This information is provided to give residents a greater understanding of the amount of waste generated and collected by Council over a 12 month period.
Annual tonnages for 2019-20
Garbage: 29,456 tonnes
Recycling: 15,784 tonnes
Food and Garden Organics: 11,928 tonnes
Contracts held by Council for waste collection and processing
Garbage, recycling and organics collection service (South of Bell Street):
Garbage, recycling and organics collection service (North of Bell Street):
In-house waste collection team
Melbourne Regional Landfill at Ravenhall, managed by Cleanaway
Materials Recovery Facility at Heidelberg, managed by Visy Recycling
Food and Garden Organics processing:
In-Vessel Composting Facility at Bulla, managed by Veolia
The above facilities do not stock pile any of the materials received from Council.
Diversion of waste from landfill
Through the collection and processing of recyclables and organics, Council diverted 48% of all waste collected via the kerbside service from landfill in 2019-20.