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Waste and Recycling

Household Garbage Collection Service

City of Greater Dandenong provides a weekly household garbage collection service. This is available to all residential properties within the municipality.


About your garbage bin and collection

The bin with the red lid is for household rubbish and is collected weekly, on the same day each week.

The day your garbage is collected depends on where you live. To find out what day your garbage is collected:

The standard bin is 120 litres (930mm high x 480mm wide).

Our bin options include either an 80 litre or 120 litre garbage bin. If you change your bin option, your annual garbage levy will be adjusted to the new option charge. For more information visit the waste services options and charges page.


Garbage bin red lid

What you can place in your garbage bin

Please note: All garbage waste is placed into plastic bags before placing it in the red bin.

What can go in a Garbage bin

What you can not place in your garbage bin

What you can't put in your garbage bin

Putting out your bins

Bins should be put out the night before collection day. They should be placed out on the nature strip:

  • parallel to the kerb with the lid opening onto the road
  • away from overhead trees
  • away from power poles or street signs
  • away from parked cars
  • spaced at least 300mm away from other bins
Garbage bin correct placement

Missed garbage collection

There are a number of reasons why a bin may not have been emptied:

  1. Bin not placed out in time for collection
  2. Bin was placed out on the wrong night or wrong week
  3. Bin was contaminated
  4. Bin was too heavy or contained inappropriate materials
  5. Bin was not easily accessible
  6. Bin was not placed on street correctly

If a bin is not emptied because of points 3 to 6, a sticker will be placed on the bin so the resident knows.

Moving into a new residence?

If you are a property owner moving into a new residence make sure you complete a new property - application for new bins form (Word - 419KB).

Please note that only a property owner or agent can select bins for a residence. If you are a tenant, contact your landlord or real estate agent.


Additional information on garbage

Waste fact sheets (PDF - 469KB)

Waste information sheet (PDF - 430KB)