City of Melbourne residents can access a wide range of services for reusing, recycling or disposing of unwanted household items and materials.
To help clean up our city streets and laneways, the City of Melbourne has introduced waste laws for the central city.
City of Melbourne’s High Rise Recycling Project is helping apartment buildings to improve the amount and quality of recycling being collected.
The City of Melbourne has teamed up with GreenMoney Recycling Rewards for a 12-month trial in Docklands and Southbank.
Clearing out the clutter? Check out our top tips for giving away, swapping or selling your unwanted items that are still in good condition.
Stop litter where it starts
What can I recycle?
Electronic waste recycling
Get it Right on Bin Night
Syringe and needle disposal
Waste and recycling for businesses
Street cleaning and graffiti
Waste and environmental policies
Sound in the city
Household waste is collected weekly throughout the City of Melbourne. Rubbish and recycling are collected on the same day. See which are the collection days for your suburb.
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All City of Melbourne residential ratepayers are entitled to one free annual hard waste collection.
See more Hard rubbish
City of Melbourne residents can drop off recyclables and green waste for free and dispose of unwanted items / materials for a fee at the Waste and Recycling Centre on Dynon Road, Kensington.
See more Waste and recycling centre
There are a number of ways you can reduce your everyday kitchen and garden organics at home. Whether you live in a large house or small city apartment, there are home composting options.
See more Home composting
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