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.
The City of Melbourne is working with 101 high rise apartment buildings to help residents to recycle more by improving the buildings' recycling systems.
Residents and small businesses can recycle televisions, computers and computer accessories for free at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May.
What can I recycle?
Electronic waste recycling
Waste and recycling for businesses
Sound in the city
Get it Right on Bin Night
Syringe and needle disposal
Litter and street maintenance
Street cleaning and graffiti
Waste and environmental policies
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.
See more Collection days
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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