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Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling

Other Waste and Recycling Options

In addition to using your household waste collection service, there are many ways you can manage your waste - and even reduce it! A lot of things we throw away can sometimes be avoided, used again or composted.


If you aren't sure what to do with an item you don't need anymore, download our A to Z reuse and recycling guide (PDF - 3MB) for help. Also have a look at our hard waste donate, sell, giveaway guide(PDF - 26KB) if you have larger items that you don't need anymore.

The average Melbourne garbage bin contains 42% food waste, 11% garden waste, 15% recyclable items and 32% other waste