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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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.
- Report your missed bin
- Get your bin repaired (for damage to lid or wheels)
- Replace your bin if it is beyond repair or stolen
- Request a new bin service
- Stop your bin service
Select from the tabs below to find bin collection frequency and what can go into each bin.
Your recycling bin (yellow-lid) is collected weekly. The contents are sorted, baled at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) and sold for reprocessing.
What can go into recycling bin (yellow lid)
✔ All cans and tins including aerosol cans and tin foil
✔ All glass, even broken glass
✔ All paper products including wax cartons and pizza boxes
✔ All hard plastic containers (empty) including salad dressing, tomato sauce and condiment bottles.
All items should be loose (not in plastic bags) and if possible, rinsed.
What does not go into the recycling bin (yellow lid)
✘ Building Waste
✘ Hazardous Waste
✘ Food or Garden Waste
Your organic waste composting bin (green-lid) bin is collected weekly. Contents are processed at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) into compost used in local farming.
What can go into the organic waste bin (green lid)
✔ All food, organic waste, grass clippings, small prunings, nappies and general household waste
✔ Nappies and general household waste (non FOGO participants only)
What does not go into the organic waste bin (green lid)
The following items will contaminate your organic waste composting bin and should not be placed in it:
✘ 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 enought 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.
What does not go into the general waste bin (red lid)
✘ Organic or recyclable material
✘ Hazardous items.