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Commercial and industrial waste services

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We offer waste collection services for both commercial and industrial businesses located in Maroondah. This service is an extension of Council’s household waste collection service and is for domestic waste only.  The service is suitable for waste from tea rooms (such as lunch scraps) and offices (such as paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and containers). Waste generated from industrial or commercial operations, such as offcuts, construction material, metal or timber is not accepted.

Commercial Waste Services

For commercially rated businesses, Council offers:

  • 240 litre garbage bin service emptied once a week
  • 240 litre garbage bin service emptied three times a week.


This service includes an optional 240 litre commingled recycling bin, emptied fortnightly.


Annual costs for 2021/2022 (including GST):

  • 1 x week service = $676 per year
  • 3 x week service = $1,467 per year
  • Additional recycling bin = $149 (limit 1 additional recycling bin per property).

Industrial Waste Services

For industrial businesses such as factories, workshops and warehouses, Council offers either:

  • 120 litre rubbish bin service emptied once a week
  • 80 litre rubbish bin service emptied once a week.


Costs for 2021/2022 (including GST):

  • 1 x 120 litre weekly service = $355 per year
  • 1 x 80 litre weekly service = $298 per year 

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

We accept:

  • rubbish, nappies, ceramics, meat & food scraps (bagged or wrapped)
  • window glass, mirrors, Pyrex & light globes (must be securely wrapped for safety)
  • non-recyclable plastics such as plastic bags or polystyrene (bagged or wrapped)

Please ensure your garbage is wrapped securely and that you do not overfill your bin (the lid must close completely). Unsecured waste can blow into drains and into our waterways.

Secure your waste

Loose waste can stick to the walls of your bin and spill when tipped. Here are some ways to reduce your use of plastic garbage bags and safely secure your household waste:

  • Reuse plastic packaging such as bread bags, frozen fruit and vegetable bags, and rice and pasta packaging.
  • Reuse paper bags, boxes and newspaper to wrap waste.
  • Use compostable and biodegradable bag alternatives.

Please secure your waste. Please ensure your garbage is wrapped or bagged securely and that you do not overfill your bin.

We do not accept: 

  • batteries 
  • recyclables
  • hot ashes
  • chemicals
  • garden organics
  • syringes
  • liquids
  • wood
  • unwrapped vacuum dust or polystyrene beads 
  • building renovation material
  • bricks, soil or rubble.

Your bins need to be:

  • on the kerb by 6am on the day of collection, or ideally the night before
  • removed within one day of collection. 

Your weekly garbage will still be collected on a public holiday, even Christmas Day!

Placement of your bin

Garbage trucks have a mechanical lifting arm, so bins need to be positioned to ensure the mechanical arm can reach and lift.

Please place your bins:

  • near the kerb or roadside with the wheels nearest to the house or property
  • 30cm (about 1 foot) away from additional bins to allow space for the mechanical arm to access each bin
  • at least 1m away from trees or light poles, this space is needed for safety reasons
  • away from parked cars
  • outside the truck turning zone – this applies to dead end streets, courts, etc 

Where special bin placement instructions apply, please continue to obey these instructions. 

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Further information

Contact Council on 1300 88 22 33 for further information or to arrange a new waste service.

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