Weekly general waste collection

Your general waste bin is either green, or red lidded, and is used for general household rubbish. General waste bins should be on the kerb by 6am on the day of collection (or the night before), and removed within one day of collection.

When is my next collection?

General waste bin.png Your general waste bins (green or red lid) are emptied on the same day each week, even on public holidays such as Christmas Day.

Check your next collection day

or see a printable waste calendar.

Reduce your waste

You have two size options for your general waste bins:

  • 120 litre
  • 80 litre

A $72 discount applies to the 80 litre bin, and it is perfect for waste wise households, singles, couples or small families.

Contact us on 1300 88 22 33 to change the size of your general waste bin.

To ensure items can be processed efficiently, please be aware of what goes in your bin.

General waste guidelines

General waste bin lids are changing to red

What you can put in your general waste bin

Find out how to get rid of all your unwanted waste and household items using our alphabetical guide (A to Z).

We accept:

Putting your bins out

Request an additional bin

Dual occupancies, units and flats


Our Rubbish collections in Easy English webpage gives you information that is clear and easy to understand. It is designed for people that find it hard to read, because of a disability or when English is not their main language.

Braille bin stickers

Braille bin stickers are available to residents who are blind or have low vision to help identify:

  • General rubbish bin
  • Mixed recycling bin
  • Food and garden organics bin

The stickers measure 10cm x 2cm and can be stuck to the lid, the side or front of the bin.

Stickers can be collected from Council’s customer service centres at Realm and Croydon. If you or someone you know needs a sticker to be posted, please email maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au or contact us on 1300 88 22 33 or (03) 9298 4598

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