Recycling 2.0 - Waste and recycling services

Council has established an interim weekly excess rubbish drop-off service at the Operations Centre, click here to find out more.


Council has introduced Recycling 2.0, the new and innovative kerbside waste and recycling service. The new service redirects waste from landfill into local recycling streams, using more of our existing resources and taking less from our natural resources. Recycling 2.0 gives our community the opportunity to take charge of our waste. Together, ‘Let’s sort it out’.

Collections in the time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Council is working hard to maintain continuity of services at this time when the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is creating challenges for all of us. Please be understanding of any resulting disruptions to the bin collection service and schedule. If we miss your bin, please leave it on the kerbside and we will come to collect it in the following days, including Saturday.

Our contractors who collect waste and recycling are in the same position as all businesses around the world, having to manage their own staffing challenges. 

All Victorian councils and contractors will be working collaboratively to serve all residents at this time. In order to collect all bins across municipalities, our contractors will need to collect bins in Hobsons Bay an hour earlier than usual. Please place your bins on the kerbside the night before or by 5am on your collection day for the foreseeable future. For information on the Coronavirus and Council services that are impacted, visit

The new Recycling 2.0 service is based on a four bin system that separates and restreams your waste, leading to  better recycling outcomes.

The service includes:

  • a food and garden waste bin, with a light green lid, collected weekly
  • a new glass recycling bin, with a purple lid, collected every four weeks
  • existing household waste bins, with a dark green lid, collected fortnightly
  • existing recycling bins, with a yellow lid, collected fortnightly

Download a fact sheet, which shows what can and can’t go in each bin, here(PDF, 8MB).

Download the Recycling 2.0 information booklet with full information about the service, here.(PDF, 6MB)

Resident's information

Council has sent letters to all Hobsons Bay residents to introduce the service and provide details about what items are accepted and not accepted in each bin. Download the letters here: December 2019(PDF, 678KB), January 2020(PDF, 763KB).