Kerbside collection services

1. Waste bin - red lid

To find out when your bins are collected click here

Your red bin is collected weekly and is for waste that is not reusable or recyclable and ends up buried in landfill.

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Residents can select an 80-litre or 140-litre red bin. For households with medical requirements, six or more family members (medical evidence or Medicare card required) a 240-litre waste bin is available.

The following costs apply to waste bin services:

Township waste service with green bin

80-litre bin $165
140-litre-bin $225
240-litre bin
(6 or more family)
$400
240-litre bin
(medical condition)
$225

Township waste service without green bin

80-litre bin $230
140-litre-bin $290
240-litre bin
(6 or more family)
$482
240-litre bin
(medical condition)
$290

Rural areas

80-litre bin $199
140-litre-bin $250
240-litre bin
$422

Order/change a bin service

To request a new service, please lodge a service request:

  • Online at link
  • By calling on 1300 666 535
  • In person at one of our customer service centres

To request a change in bin size, please lodge a service request:

  • Online at link
  • By calling on 1300 666 535
  • In person at one of our customer service centres

 

2. Recycling bin - yellow lid

To find out when your bins are collected click here

Your yellow bin is collected fortnightly. Using your yellow recycling bin helps keep thousands of tonnes of material out of the landfill each year.

There are many items you can recycle including:

  • glass bottles and jars
  • milk and juice cartons
  • aluminium/tin/steel cans including aerosol cans
  • plastics with recycle symbols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 including milk, juice, soft drink, detergent, shampoo bottles, margarine, yoghurt and ice cream containers
  • paper products including letters, envelopes, advertising material, newspapers, magazines cardboard, telephone books, work and school papers

Our A-Z waste and recycling page has more detailed information.

Recycling - do not

Remember do not place the following items in your yellow bin:

  • general rubbish
  • plastic film, including plastic bags

Bins cost $61.50 per year and can be provided in 140-litre, 240-litre or 360-litre.

To order an additional recycling bin, please lodge a service request:

  • Online at link
  • By calling on 1300 666 535
  • In person at one of our customer service centres

To swap your recycling bin size, please lodge a service request:

  • Online at link
  • By calling on 1300 666 535
  • In person at one of our customer service centres

 

3. Food & garden waste bin - green lid

To find out when your bins are collected and check if your property is eligible for a service click here.

Your green lid bin is collected fortnightly. It is available to households in Echuca, Kyabram, Rochester, Tongala, Rushworth, Girgarre, Gunbower, Colbinabbin, Stanhope and Lockington. All material from the food and garden waste bin (green bin) will be turned into a compost product and used on Victorian gardens, parks and farms.

Bins cost $55 per year and can be provided in 140-litre or 240-litre.

New service: To apply for a green bin, please lodge a service request:

  • Online at link
  • By calling Council on 1300 666 535
  • In person at one of our customer service centres

Additional bin: To order an additional green bin, please lodge a service request:

  • Online at link
  • By calling on 1300 666 535
  • In person at one of our customer service centres

Swap size: To swap your green bin size, please lodge a service request:

  • Online at link
  • By calling on 1300 666 535
  • In person at one of our customer service centres

 What can you put in your green bin?

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Seafood, fish, meat and bones
  • Egg shells
  • Dairy products (ie cheese)
  • Bread, cereal, pasta and rice
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • All leftover food (cooked and raw)
  • All processed foods (ie pizza crusts, etc)
  • Used paper towel, tissues and napkins
  • Lawn clippings
  • Garden prunings (including weeds and rose trimmings)
  • Twigs and branches (under 100mm in diameter)
  • Animal poo
  • Compostable bags (only AS 4736 with seedling symbol)

If my green bin is too heavy, what should I do?

Trucks are unable to pick up bins that weigh more than 75kg.

Here are some tips to reduce bin weight:

  • Do not fill your bin right to the top with wet clippings (excess moisture can make the bin too heavy)
  • Leave your bin lid open in winter (using a block of wood, etc) to allow the contents to dry
  • Let damp clippings dry out first before placing in your bin
  • Do not put soil or rocks in the green bin (and rocks do not compost)
  • More frequent mowing will reduce volume
  • Put your bins out every collection time, even if they’re not full
  • Think about splitting large amounts across two bin collections
  • Keep the size of twigs and branches less than 100mm thick

If your bin is filling up too quickly:

  • Request an additional bin
  • Additional green bins are $55 each per year – 140 (medium) or 240 (large) litre sizes available
  • Use your recycling voucher to dispose of your garden waste at your local resource recovery centre

Changes to food and garden waste kerbside service in 2021-22

  • For new households - the food and garden waste service is part of the standard bin service in 2021-22 and will not be optional as of 1 July 2021.
  • For existing households - when residents request a food and garden waste service, it must remain at that property and cannot be cancelled.
  • Residents can have as many food and garden waste bin services as they like, an additional charge applies to each. 

Food scrap caddy

Visit our webpage to see options for food scrap caddy, how to manage smells and where to buy compostable bags.