Waste Operations During Coronavirus

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What's changed? 

  • The 2019/20 waste vouchers have been extended to 31 Dec 2020
  • Resource Recovery Centres are open; residents can visit their nearest centre outside of the 5km radius to dispose of garden waste only.
  • Hoppers closed to all users.  
  • Earlier bin collection times

Doing the right thing and staying in?

Manage your waste without leaving home. Remember, there will be time to donate items to charity/op shops and take rubbish to the tip when restrictions are lifted.

  • Reduce waste to landfill by keeping items in good condition to donate, sell or give away later
  • Look for creative ways to reuse or upcycle items
  • Purchase an extra recycling or green waste bin for fortnightly collection 
  • Book a kerbside hard waste or green waste collection
  • Remember – stage four restrictions are in place and everyone should be staying at home unless collecting food/supplies or medicine, working/learning or exercising.

Resource Recovery Centres

Our Resource Recovery Centres are now reopen to resident for green waste only. Residents can visit their nearest waste centre outside of the 5km radius

All waste is accepted for commercial users.

Hoppers are currently closed for all users.  

Kerbside waste collection

Kerbside waste collection is continuing as normal. Click on the Find Your Bin Day webpage to search for your collection schedule.

The following advice is provided to residents about how to safely dispose of household waste during this time.

  • If you take your bin to the kerb, make sure you wash your hands before and after you bring it back in. 
  • If you take a bin out on behalf of others make sure you wear gloves and dispose of them appropriately. 

For those with coronavirus (covid-19), the following steps should be taken;

  • Put all of your usual items in your bin which goes out for kerbside collection. Wash your hands afterwards. 
  • Put disposable items (tissues, cleaning cloths, masks and gloves) into a sealed plastic or paper bag. 
  • Put the bag in your general waste bin (not recycling or green waste) for kerbside collection. 
  • Put paper, cardboard and other recyclables that have been in contact with the above disposable items into your general waste bin as well. 
  • Wash your hands straight after handling disposable items or items that have been in contact with them.

To help waste collectors, please ensure the following:

  • Compact rubbish, if possible, before putting it in your kerbside general waste bin. 
  • Don’t compact waste that is already in the bin. It may become stuck and not empty properly. 
  • Don’t overfill waste or recycling kerbside bins or put them where they may easily tip over or spill.

For information, updates and advice about the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please visit:

Department of Health and Human Services
Environment Protection Authority Victoria