Rubbish and Recycling Bins

City of Melville Street Rubbish and Recycling Collection

The City of Melville supplies rubbish and recycling bins at your home and/or business. 

The City also has bins located in foreshore areas, on parks and reserves and in public places such as shopping centres, bus stops and other appropriate areas.

On this page you can check your bin and waste days, find out what goes into each bin and request a bin service. 

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Request a Bin Service

To request a new bin service, request a bin for events or functions, report a missed bin service and/or request a bin repair or replacement, please contact our customer service team on 9364 0666.

Alternatively, you can make any on the following bin requests online.

Residential Bin

Commercial Bin

Public Bin

Which Bin to Put It In

Select from the tabs below to find bin collection frequency and what can go into each bin.

3-Bin System - Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO)

  • Your recycling bin (yellow-lid) is collected fortnightly. The contents are sorted, baled at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) and sold for reprocessing. Find out more about the Western Australia recycling changes and how they impact you.

    What Can Go into Recycling Bin (Yellow Lid)

    ✔ Paper (not shredded)
    ✔ Cardboard including pizza boxes and waxed cartons
    ✔ Glass including broken glass
    ✔ Plastic containers and bottles 
    ✔ Cans (Aluminium and Steel)

    All items should be empty, rinsed, dry with lids removed and placed loose in the bin. Max. weight limit 70kg.

    What Does Not Go into the Recycling Bin (Yellow Lid)

    ✘ Building Waste
    ✘ Hazardous Waste including batteries and paint
    ✘ Food or Garden Waste
    ✘ Nappies
    ✘ Soft or Scrunchable Plastics
    ✘ Aerosols 
    ✘ Meat Trays 
    ✘ Polystyrene

  • Your organic waste composting bin (lime green-lid) bin is collected weekly. Contents are processed at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) into high quality compost.

    What Can Go into the Organic Waste Bin (Lime Green Lid)

     FOGO - all food organics (including bones and meat), garden organics, grass clippings, small prunings
    ✔ TOP TIP - if it lived or if it grew it goes in the FOGO bin

    Maximum weight limit 70kg.

    What Does Not Go into the Organic Waste Bin (Lime Green Lid)

    The following items will contaminate your organic waste composting bin and should not be placed in it:

     General rubbish
    Nappies and hygiene products
     Plastic bags (only the supplied compostable linners or newspaper to wrap food scraps are to be used)
    Construction, demolition & building materials (no bricks, sand, soil, concrete, rocks or asbestos)
    Glass or Ceramics (place glass into your yellow-lidded recycling bin)
    Hazardous Waste: petrol, gas cylinders, paints, motor oils, garden chemicals & poisons, pool chemicals, cleaners, acids, bleaches & ammonia, medicines and flammable liquids
    Medical wastes or needles

  • Your general waste bin (red lid) is collected fortnightly. This bin is mainly for waste that can't be composted or recycled and will go into landfill.

    If residents sort their waste correctly, this smaller red-lidded bin should be big enough for the majority of households.

    What Can Go into the General Waste Bin (Red Lid)

    ✔ General rubbish items
    ✔ Nappies and hygiene products
    ✔ Polystyrene and soft plastics

    Maximum weight limit 70kg.

    What Does Not Go into the General Waste Bin (Red Lid)

    ✘ Organic or recyclable material
    ✘ Hazardous items

2-Bin System

Residents who are on currently on the 2-Bin system will be moving to the successfully trialled 3-Bin Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) system from July 2019. Find out what goes in what bin for your current 2-Bin system below.

  • Your recycling bin (yellow-lid) is currently collected weekly.The contents are sorted, baled at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) and sold for reprocessing. Find out more about the Western Australia recycling changes and how they impact you.

    What Can Go into Recycling Bin (Yellow Lid)

    ✔ Paper (not shredded)
    ✔ Cardboard including pizza boxes and waxed cartons
    ✔ Glass including broken glass
    ✔ Plastic containers and bottles 
    ✔ Cans (Aluminium and Steel)

    All items should be empty, rinsed, dry with lids removed and placed loose in the bin. Max. weight limit 70kg.

    What Does Not Go into the Recycling Bin (Yellow Lid)

    ✘ Building Waste
    ✘ Hazardous Waste including batteries and paint
    ✘ Food or Garden Waste
    ✘ Nappies
    ✘ Soft or Scrunchable Plastics
    ✘ Aerosols 
    ✘ Meat Trays 
    ✘ Polystyrene

  • Your general waste bin (dark green lid) is currently collected weekly. This bin is mainly for waste that can't be composted or recycled and will go into landfill.

    If residents sort their waste correctly, this smaller red-lidded bin should be big enough for the majority of households. 

    What Can Go into the General Waste Bin (Green Lid)

    ✔ General rubbish items
    ✔ Nappies and hygiene products
    ✔ Polystyrene and soft plastics
    ✔ Organic or non-recyclable material

    Maximum weight limit 70kg.

    What Does Not Go into the General Waste Bin (Green Lid)

    ✘ Recyclable material
    ✘ Hazardous items

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