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Bin Collection

Latrobe City 2023/24 Recycling and Green Waste Calendar

The 2023/24 Latrobe City Recycling and Green Waste Calendar is available with hard copy version available at all Latrobe City Council Service Centres.

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Bin Collection

The standard minimum compulsory kerbside bins for those residents on the collection route are 1 x 120 litre garbage, 1 x 240 litre recycling and 1 x 240 litre green waste bin. The larger 240 litre garbage bin is only available to those residents with special circumstances.

Find your bin collection zone and schedule by searching your address in the Neighbourhood Navigator.

Apply for a new kerbside collection service

Costs for additional bins

120 L Garbage Bin $275 240 L Garbage Bin $405 Recycling $73 Organics/Green Waste $45

Apply for an additional bin

Apply for a larger special circumstances bin

Application for larger special circumstances bin

Residents with the following household circumstances are eligible to apply for the larger 240 litre bin:

  • Six or more people
  • Five or more people, including one child in disposable nappies
  • Two or more children in disposable nappies
  • Special medical circumstances


  • 240 L Garbage Bin (Special Circumstances) $308
  • 240 L Garbage Bin (Special Medical) $275


Report a missed collection

Contact Cleanaway on 1800 007 543.

Report a damaged or stolen bin

Damaged or stolen bins will be repaired or replaced at no cost to you.

Request repair of a damaged bin

Report missing or stolen bin

Bin Repair/Delivery Days

Monday: Moe/Newborough Tuesday: Yallourn/Tyers/Glengarry/Toongabbie Wednesday: Morwell Thursday:  Churchill and surrounding areas Friday: Traralgon

  • Bins need to be left in an accessible place at front of property
  • New services cannot be delivered to a new property until they have a Certificate of Occupancy
  • Replacements bins cannot be delivered until we receive an application.
  • Residents are welcome to pick up new services or replacements for missing/ stolen bins from Cleanaway at 515-519 Princes Drive, Morwell. Phone 5133 6872 to arrange.

Commercial and rural collections

Exemptions for commercial and rural areas

  • Commercial and industrial properties are required to have separate garbage and recycling, but are exempt from green waste.
  • Commercial or industrial properties with a private garbage skip are still required to have private co-mingled recycling or can be serviced by Council’s kerbside collection.
  • Rural properties on the collection route over 20 hectares are exempt from green waste.
  • Rural properties and properties not serviced by Council’s kerbside collection can apply for a Domestic Waste Card.

Phone 1300 367 700 to discuss your options

Avoid bin contamination

  • Get it right on bin night; check the A-Z Recycling Guide
  • Check the list of the top recycling contaminants(PDF, 3MB)
  • Contamination occurs when incorrect items are placed in your bins, even in your garbage bin.
  • If you collect recyclable containers or green waste in plastic bags, remember to always EMPTY the bag into the bin.
  • Landfill is our most expensive way of disposing of waste. If it can be put into your recycle bin or green waste bin, do it.
  • Contamination is a form of pollution and an offence under Local Laws. If your bin is found to be contaminated, it will be stickered. You will be sent a letter, and you will be required to remove the incorrect items from your bin before it can be emptied.

Find your bin collection day

Your garbage bin will be collected once a week. 

Your recycling bin and your green waste bin will be collected on alternate weeks on the same day as your garbage.

Use the correct bin

For the most detailed information, refer to our 

Recycling Bin with yellow lid

Recycling Bin

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium and steel cans, aerosols and foil
  • Plastic milk, juice, soft drink and detergent bottles
  • Ice cream, margarine and some yoghurt containers
  • Plastic codes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • Cardboard takeaway coffee cups, milk and juice cartons
  • Cardboard boxes (flatten to prevent jamming)
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Letters, envelopes and advertising material
  • Work and school papers, telephone books
  • Check the list of the top recycling contaminants(PDF, 3MB)

Handy hints: your recycling bin will have a dark green or yellow lid. All items must be loose and not in plastic bags. Please rinse containers to help prevent odour.  

Green Waste Bin with green lid

Green Waste Bin

  • Grass clippings and weeds (free of soil)
  • Leaves (free of soil)
  • Garden pruning's
  • Small logs and raw timber off cuts (maximum size 10cm diameter x 30cm length)

Handy hints: your green waste bin will have a lime green lid. All items must be loose and not in plastic bags. Green waste maximum weight is 60 kg.

Garbage Bin with red lid

Garbage Bin

  • Domestic rubbish including ceramics and meat
  • Plastic wrap, packaging, shopping bags, plant pots etc.
  • Nappies
  • Polystyrene foam cups, packaging & meat trays
  • Broken crockery, mirrors, light globes, drinking glasses, window glass (wrapped)

Handy hints: your garbage bin will have a red lid. All items should be securely bagged to prevent spillage during collection. No recycling or green waste.

no- cross

No, not in any bin

  • Asbestos, building or trade waste
  • Toxic, chemical or medical waste
  • Oils, solvents, paints
  • Hot ashes
  • Engine or car parts
  • Soil or mulch
  • Liquids of any kind
  • Syringes
  • E-Waste

Handy hint: these items are harmful and must not go into any of your bins.

Ensure an efficient service

  • Place bins out the night before or by 6am on collection day
  • Place bins with wheels facing away from the road
  • Place bins with half a metre space between each bin, with the front edge about half a metre from the kerb and one metre clear of any obstacles
  • If you live in a court bowl or dead end street, please place your bins along the straight section of road
  • Make sure the lid can close completely
  • Bins should be removed from the kerbside within 24 hours after collection
  • Do not remove any bins from your premises when you change residence

Contact Us

For further information email

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