Wyndham City currently offers three waste collection services to most households.

    Red and Yellow Bin
    Blue Bin 2
    Green Bin 2

    Garbage Bin

    Size:*Yellow (140L), Red (120L)
    Collected Weekly

    *Yellow lid bin is currently being
    replaced with red lid bins

    Recycling Bin

    Size:240L
    Collected Fortnightly

     

     

    Green Waste Bin

    Size:240L
    Collected Fortnightly
    Optional - Fee applicable

     

    Important things to know:

    • Find my bin collection day or download a Waste Collection Calendar and Map
    • Place your bin out a night before your collection day
    • Place bins side by side near the kerb with handles facing away from the road
    • Leave 50cm space between bins and  1 metre clear of trees, light and power poles, parked vehicles and driveways.
    • Ensure recycling bin and green waste bin are placed out on the correct day, as they are collected on alternate weeks.
    • Bring your bins back to your property within 24 hours of collection
    • Do not squash the items in the bin, this can result in the waste being jammed and difficulty when emptying
    • Place waste inside the bin: extra bags or boxes will not be collected
    • Make sure the bin lid can close and do not fill to more than 70kg
    • If you live in a court, mark your bin with your house number and place it on the straight section of the street. Please do not park your vehicles in the court on the day of your collection as it prevents the waste vehicles from being able to turn and can disrupt collection

    About your Garbage Bin - (Red/Yellow Lid Bin)

    Wyndham currently have two different colour and size garbage bins:

    • Yellow (140L)
    • Red (120L)

    By 2020 all the yellow lid bins will be replaced with red lid bins. The red lid bins have been introduced because of our waste strategy with the aim to reduce waste and be consistent with Australian standards.

    To find out more please see Changes to Garbage Bins.

    What you can and can't place in your bin

    Accepted Items

    Unaccepted Items

    • Flexible Plastics (these can be recycled at Coles and Woolworths)
    • Nappies
    • Polystyrene/Foam in small bags so it does not jam the bin
    • Broken Crockery
    • Food Scraps (if you do not have a green bin, worm farm or compost bin)
    • Car parts
    • Rocks, soil, green waste
    • Building materials
    • Recyclables

    Where does my waste from this bin go:

    Waste that is put into the garbage bin is taken to landfill where it is buried and compressed underground. It is important to recycle as much as possible to ensure these natural resources aren’t lost and are used to create new products instead.

    About your Recycle Bins (Blue Lid bins)

    Your Recycle bin has a blue lid and is 240L in size. Collections for this bin are fortnightly.

    What you can and can't place in your bin

    Accepted Items

    Unaccepted Items

    • Hard plastics: biscuit & cake trays, bottle tops, cleaning bottles, deodorant cans, ice cream containers, insect spray bottles, medicine bottles, beauty containers, bottles, crockery, plastic plant pots, plastic toys (no batteries), punnets, shampoo & conditioner bottles, takeaway containers, Tupperware & yoghurt containers.
    • Metals: aerosol cans, spray cans (empty), aluminium cans, trays and foil, deodorant cans, foil lined oven trays, pots & pans & tin cans (including tuna, pet food, etc.).
    • Paper and Cardboard: advertising material, cereal & biscuit boxes, egg cartons, envelopes, greeting cards, magazines, milk cartons, newspaper, office paper, pizza boxes, takeaway containers, toilet rolls, washing powder boxes & wrapping paper
    • Glass: bottles, if broken then wrapped or placed in a box
    • bagged recyclables
    • soft plastics (such as plastic bags and food wrappers)
    • polystyrene
    • nappies
    • food scraps or garden waste
    • Broken window panes or bakeware

    Where does my waste from this bin go:

    Contents of this bin goes to Visy Recycling Facility. Ensure items are loose so they can be sorted and recycled.

    About Green Waste Bins (green lid bins) - Optional

    Your green waste bin is 240L in size and is collected fortnightly and is an optional service with an annual fee.

    What you can and can't place in your bin

    Accepted Items

    Unaccepted Items

    • Garden Waste: Grass, branches, leaves, weeds
    • Food waste: Fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee , tea bags, egg shells,
    • Garbage
    • Plastic bags
    • Coffee pods
    • Dog/Cat poo
    • Cigarette butts
    • Ceramic crockery

    Where does my waste from this bin go?

    Green waste is sorted and transformed into rich compost at the Veolia composting facility. This compost can be used in parks and gardens in Wyndham. Learn more about this process at Back to Earth.

    Kitchen Caddy

    Users of a green bin can have a FREE kitchen caddy, they are a great way to separate fruit and vegetable scraps in the kitchen.

    You should receive it with your bin but if you haven’t just visit Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee to pick one up.

    Where do you place your bin for collection

    Storing of Bins:

    On non-collection days, all your bins must be stored on your property, not on the footpath, street or nature strip. Bins left out on the street, footpath or nature strip can create safety hazards and cause littering problems if they get knocked over. They're also more likely to be damaged, stolen or lost. Please contact council if you have problems storing your bin on your property between collections.

    For Houses on Courts:

    If you live in a court please:

    • Mark your bin with your house number
    • Please place bins on the straight section of the street - not in the bowl or 'T'
    • Do not park vehicles in court bowl or 'T' on collection day. This prevents waste vehicles from being able to turn and can disrupt collection.

    Apartment or Unit:

    Not all apartments and unit developments have bins collected by us. Some have private waste collections which have different arrangements and may accept different items. Please check with your property manager or owner’s corporation.

    Need more help knowing what goes where?

    Download our handy waste and recycling guide

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