Household waste & recycling

Two men emptying rubbish bins into a garbage truckThe collection of waste and recycling bins is one of the most crucial services delivered by Council.

About 29,000 residential waste bins and 25,700 residential recycling bins are collected by Council each week.'

In this section, you can find out more about the arrangements for collection and how you can report problems with the service:

Weekly collection schedule

Your waste and recycling bins are collected on the same day. The map below indicates your collection day. Please put your bins out before 5am on your collection day.

Collection times have been extended in many areas due to the incorporation of commercial pickups. If your bin has not been collected by 3pm, please do not hesitate to contact Council on 9205 5555. 

View Rubbish and Recycling - Weekly Schedule in a larger map

Cremorne and Burnley

Richmond and Abbotsford 

Fitzroy and Collingwood

Clifton Hill and Alphington

Princes Hill and Carlton North



New Waste and Recycling Bins

If you have moved into a Yarra property which does not have a waste and/or recycling bin, please request one by contacting Council on 9205 5555.


If Council has not previously supplied bins to the address, there is likely to be a start-up cost of $69 for Council to supply your property with a 80 litre waste bin and a 120 litre recycle bin.


If your bins have been stolen or are missing, the bins will be replaced without a charge. However, you will need to complete a statutory declaration form, stating that your bin has been stolen or is missing. You can print out the forms below, or have one sent out to you by calling Council on 9205 5555.

pdf format Request for Garbage Bin 2015 (94.98 KB)

pdf format Request for Recycling Bin 2015 (75.38 KB)

The forms can be mailed to Yarra City Council, PO Box 168, Richmond VIC 3121, faxed to 8417 6666 or dropped off in person during business hours at the Richmond or Collingwood town halls.

Once your form has been received and approved, new bins will be delivered the next working day.


Public Holiday Arrangements

Collections are performed as normal on most public holidays. The only public holidays on which services are sometimes affected are Christmas Day and Good Friday. On those public holidays, collections are usually deferred until the following day.


Changing address

Waste and recycling bins belong to Council. Please leave these items for the next occupant of the property.


Recycling Guide

An independent local community group has put together a guide to recycling in Yarra. You can view this guide on the Yarra Climate Action Now website.

Further information
9205 5555




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