Kerbside Recycling and Bin Collection

Collection schedules, bin replacement and what goes in your recycle bin

Your Rubbish and Recycling Bins

When is my bin collected?

Domestic garbage bins are collected weekly, while your recycling bins are collected on alternate fortnights.

To find out how your kerbside rubbish collection may change over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, click here.

To find out your recycling day, download the 2018 Waste and Recycling Calendar (PDF, 1.99Mb)

To ensure an efficient garbage and recycling collection:

  • Place bins out for collection the night before
  • Remove bins from the kerbside as soon as possible after being emptied to avoid theft or damage
  • Do not place bins too close to trees, light poles or parked cars. Bins need to be at least 1 metre apart
  • Do not overfill bins; lids should fully close to avoid litter and scavenging by birds


  • Broadford
  • Pyalong Township
  • Tooborac Township
  • Tallarook including School House Lane
  • Northwood Rd, Northwood


  • Seymour Area bounded by: Wimble St (west of Oak St), Station St, Emily St, Avenel Rd, Tarcombe Rd, Highlands Rd.
  • Reedy Creek Rd
  • Sunday Creek Rd
  • Broadford-Wallan Rd
  • Waterford Park
  • Wandong
  • Heathcote Junction


  • Kilmore  


  • Seymour Area bounded by: Wimble St (east of Oak St), Anzac Ave, Gordon St, Kobyboyn Rd, Telegraph Rd
  • Broadford-Epping Rd
  • Wallan East
  • Wallara Waters
  • Beveridge
  • Camerons Lane
  • Old Sydney Rd
  • Hansens Rd
  • Kilmore East & O'Grady's Rd
  • Upper Plenty


  • Northern Highway Kilmore to Wallan
  • Between High Street and the Hume in Wallan
  • Hidden Valley and Springridge

What can go into your recycling bin (yellow lid)

Containers do not need to be rinsed but need to be empty as food and liquid contaminate the recycling process.

Recyclables should be placed loosely in the bin and not in plastic bags. Your recycle bin must not be overfilled; the bin lid should be able to fully close.

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Steel, aluminium and aerosol cans
  • Newspaper, magazines and cardboard
  • Pizza boxes 
  • Steel pots and pans
  • Phone books
  • Plastic plant pots



  • Don’t put your recyclables in plastic bags as plastic bags are not recyclable throug kerbside collection.
  • Leave lids and labels on plastic bottles. The recycling process will remove these.
  • Do not put lawn clippings or branches in your recycling bin.
  • You don’t need to rinse empty containers, just empty any food or liquid before you put them in your recycling bin.
  • Don’t put food scraps in your recycling bin. Try composting them – they make great fertiliser for your garden.
  • Take old whitegoods or electronic waste such as televisions and computers to one of Council’s Resource Recovery Centres.
  • Donate your old clothes and shoes. These items do not belong in your kerbside recycling bin. If items are too worn and can’t be donated they can be used as
    cleaning rags or placed in your garbage bin.

Ordering New bins

Please complete a New Garbage and Recycling Collection Service Form. 

Please note, the form needs to be completed by the property owner.

Requests for bins at newly built premises will require a copy of the Certificate of Occupancy.

Please allow 7 - 10 working days for delivery of new bins.

What do I do if my bin is stolen or damaged?

All Rubbish and Recycling Bins remain the property of Mitchell Shire Council. If your bins have been lost, stolen or removed by the previous tenant; you are required to complete a Statutory Declaration in order to be granted a replacement bin.

The Statutory Declaration must include the following details:

  • Your name
  • Your contact phone number
  • The address where the bin/bins are missing from.
  • The type of bin missing, garbage or recycling or both.

For broken bins, rubbish or recycling bin not emptied or other queries please contact our Customer Service Centre on 5734 6200.

If your bin requires repairs remember to leave your bin either at the kerbside or at your letterbox. 

Allow 7 - 10 working days for replacement bins / repairs to occur.

File Downloads and Related Links
Link or File Info Format Size
A guide for what can and cannot be placed in your kerbside recycling bin
pdf 1585 Kb
Check your collection dates, find handy tips on placing your bins out correctly, what can and can't be recycled in your kerbside collection and information about green waste, hard waste, resource recovery centres and other recycling services.
pdf 2038 Kb
An application form if you'd like to apply for a new waste and recycling kerbside collection.
pdf 149 Kb
An application form if you'd like to change an existing kerbside waste or recycling service. This includes requests to change the size of your bin.
pdf 147 Kb