Bin collection day

The day your bins are collected depends on which bin collection zone you live in. The City of Yarra is divided into 10 collection zones which are shown on the map below. 

  • Your rubbish bin is collected every week
  • Your yellow-lidded recycling bin is collected every second week
  • Your purple-lidded glass bin is collected on the alternate second week

Bin collection zones/map

To check which days your bins are collected, use the map to check which zone you live in and download a copy of your bin collection calendar below. 

If you’re unsure you can submit a request online for a hard copy of your calendar to be posted to you.

View the recycling and rubbish bin collection map in full screen and search for your address to confirm which zone you live in. Or you can download the bin collection zone map (1,158 / PDF).


Bin collection calendars

To check which days your bins will be collected download a copy of the bin collection calendar for your zone below.

Zone Collection day Calendar/map download
1 Monday Zone 1 bin collection calendar (97KB / PDF)
2 Monday Zone 2 bin collection calendar (95KB / PDF)
3 Tuesday Zone 3 bin collection calendar (98KB / PDF)
4 Tuesday Zone 4 bin collection calendar (95KB / PDF)
Abbotsford trial area Tuesday Abbotsford trial area bin collection calendar – June 2021 to May 2022 (154KB / PDF)
5 Wednesday Zone 5 bin collection calendar (97KB / PDF)
6 Wednesday Zone 6 bin collection calendar (96KB / PDF)
7 Thursday Zone 7 bin collection calendar (96KB / PDF)
8 Thursday Zone 8 bin collection calendar (98KB / PDF)
9 Friday Zone 9 bin collection calendar (101KB / PDF)
10 Friday Zone 10 bin collection calendar (96KB / PDF)

SMS bin reminders

Want to receive SMS reminders the night before your bin collection day? You can subscribe to weekly SMS mesages that will remind you when to put your bins out for collection (and other service updates from time-to-time).

To sign up, send a text message to 0428 598 318 stating which zone you are. E.g. ZONE 1, ZONE 2 etc. You can unsubscribe at any time.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and your details will be handled in accordance with our privacy policy

What to do if your bin is marked with a contamination sticker

If your bin is contaminated (has the wrong items inside), we'll let you know by putting a sticker on your bin identifying the item(s) that need to be removed. You’ll need to remove the item(s) before we can empty your bin.

Once the item has been removed you can request a bin collection or give us a call on 03 9205 5555.


If you're unsure what can and can’t go in each bin, please check our A to Z waste and recycling guide.

How to report a missed bin collection

Bins are collected any time between 6am and 4pm on your collection day.

If your bin has not been collected by 4pm, please let us know by completing a missed bin request, or you can call us on 03 9205 5555.


If your rubbish, recycling or glass bin has been missed and you report it to us, we'll collect it within 24 business hours of being notified, including on weekends. 

When to put your bin out for collection

Residential bins should be placed out the night before your collection day. 

Bins at commercial and industrial properties must be placed out for collection by 5am.

Bin collection on public holidays

For most public holidays we collect your waste and recycle bins on the scheduled day. The only public holidays on which services are sometimes affected is Christmas Day and Good Friday. On those public holidays, collections will be the following day.

If you’re not sure, please check the bin collection calendar.

Items that must not be placed in your rubbish bin

 To check how to correctly dispose of items you can also check our A to Z waste and recycling guide