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Central city waste laws

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The City of Melbourne has introduced waste laws to keep our central city laneways and streets cleaner.

Apply for a bin label

All businesses responsible for bins in Melbourne’s central city should apply for bin labels. Under the new laws, all bins must be clearly labelled.

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Not sure whether your business is in the central city? Check our map.

Register to collect waste

Does your company plan to collect waste in the central city? You'll need a permit or risk a $2,000 fine. Register now.

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For waste collection companies

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All companies intending to collect garbage and/ or recycling within the central city need to apply for a permit to collect or risk being fined up to $2,000 for each offence.

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For business owners and facility managers

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All businesses responsible for a garbage or recycling bin, cart, skip or dumpster within the central city must meet new legal requirements when managing their waste.

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Frequently asked questions for businesses

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Are you a business located in Central Melbourne? If so, you need to know the waste laws that came into effect on 1 July 2010.

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Summary of waste laws

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Confused about the waste laws? This summary explains them for city businesses and for the companies that collect waste.

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