Waste & Recycling

Recent service changes

As part of Council’s kerbside waste and recycling reforms, from Monday 1 November 2021, rubbish bins are collected weekly and green bins (for food and garden organics) collected fortnightly

The changes come after a review of the first year of the service, which considered operational data and community feedback. Thank you to everyone who participated in the review. The review report and supporting data is available at this link.  

To support Hobsons Bay residents to recycle their food and garden waste, Council is making additional services and products available:

Paper Bag Trial

Council is providing a six-month supply of paper bags free of charge to all registered households to help recycle food scraps. The paper bag trial has started for thousands of Hobsons Bay households who have already registered—It's not too late to join them. Please click here to register and participate.

Up to 50% off at-home composting systems

You can now choose from six different at-home composting products – one to suit all households – and claim a discount of up to 50 per cent, with free delivery. Click here to learn more about the program and claim your discount.

Free Food and Garden Organics Drive-through Drop-off

For six weeks in Summer, Council offered a free drop off service to households that exceeded the capacity of their green bin. Food and garden organics were dropped to the Operations Centre in Sugar Gum Drive Altona on select Saturdays. This trial has now finished and Council is reviewing the outcomes.

Helpful links 

Find out how to dispose of any household items by searching:Which-bin-web-button-landing-page-v013.jpg
For a four-week bin schedule, type your address into:bin-button.jpg          
Find both the Bin collection schedule and Which bin function on Council's free Recycling 2.0 App. To download it to your smartphone, visit the App Store or Google Play and search 'Recycling 2.0'. Click here for more information about the Recycling 2.0 app..  STRAT02940 - FOGO Recycling - HandPhone_Asset.jpg

A four-bin kerbside service

Our four-bin system separates and re-streams household waste, leading to better recycling outcomes. The service includes:

There are a number of reference materials available to print:

Download a fact sheet, which shows what can and can’t go in each bin, here.(PDF, 4MB)

Download the Recycling 2.0 information flyer (September 2020), here.(PDF, 4MB)