Learn about recycling and rubbish in the City of Yarra, including bin collection days, hard and green waste collections, composting and worm farming, recycling drop-off points, and helpful tips on avoiding waste in the first place.
Every household, business and building serviced by Council is given three types of bins:
- A red or dark green-lid rubbish bin, collected weekly
- A purple-lid glass bin, collected every second week, on the alternate week to the recycling bin
- A yellow-lid recycling bin, collected every second week, on the alternate week to the glass bin
To help remember your pickup schedule, you can check our bin collection page to find your zone and download a calendar.
Residents can book up to two hard rubbish collections each year and book free green waste collections as many times as needed.
Note: Hard rubbish and green waste collections are not available for businesses.
REDcycle Program Update - The REDcycle program for the collection of soft plastics dropped off at Coles and Woolworths stores has been temporarily suspended. This means soft plastics are not currently being collected or recycled through this program. See Redcycle for more information. Residents can drop-off small amounts (maximum 5 shopping bags per drop off) of soft plastics to the Clifton Hill Recycling Centre.
If you have questions or queries, please contact us at [email protected] or call 03 9205 5555.