Rubbish/Waste Collection

Council provides kerbside collection services in the townships of Maryborough, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Talbot and Bealiba with some rural areas also included in a collection service. Contact Council’s Waste Management team to find out if your rural property has a collection service.

Kerbside bin collection and Transfer Station COVID-19 information

Our kerbside bin collection and Transfer Stations are continuing as normal.

For further information from the Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group about Transfer Stations and kerbside collections, please download a fact sheet here(PDF, 137KB).

How often is my bin collected?

The general waste (rubbish) bin (red lid) is collected weekly (80 litres) in urban areas and fortnightly (140 litres) in approved rural areas. You can choose to have a bigger bin for an additional fee. Use the Change Extra Bins(PDF, 44KB) form.

The recycling bin 240 litres (yellow lid) is collected fortnightly. Additional bins are available for an extra fee. Use the Change Extra Bins(PDF, 44KB) form.

The Green Waste collection service is an optional service available for an annual fee. Turn your kitchen scraps and green waste into compost. Bins are collected the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. Free bagged compost is offered to participants, subject to availability.

Please see the Optional Green Waste Collection Service section for more information this service.

What day is my bin collected?

To find out what day your bin is collected see the Waste Collection Calendar(PDF, 70KB)

My bin hasn’t been collected – what do I do?

If your bin has not been emptied, but your neighbours’ bins have been, please call Waste Recyclers Victoria on 1800 556 952.

If you’re not able to speak to someone leave a message and leave your bin out in case it is collected the next day.

Bins will only be emptied where:

  • The bin was out in time,
  • The bin was placed correctly, and
  • The bin was not over-filled or too heavy

What goes in each bin?

To find out what goes in your Rubbish Bin (red lid); Recycling Bin (yellow lid); Green Waste Bin (green lid) refer to the Sustainable Waste Management Guide(PDF, 5MB) .

Bin Day Reminders

Place your bins correctly:

• Near the kerb or roadside.

• Face wheels/handle away from the road.

• Allow half a metre between bins and other objects.

• Keep bins away from over hanging trees.

• Away from parked cars.

Keep your bin light. Trucks use a mechanical arm to empty your bin. If it’s too heavy to wheel to the kerb it’s probably too heavy to lift.

Prevent litter

Make sure your bin lid closes properly so no items escape and animals can’t get in to make a mess. Extra boxes or bags beside the bin cannot be collected.

Large amounts of rubbish

For larger amounts of waste for disposal, please see the information on transfer stations and hard rubbish.

Recycling can be dropped off at transfer stations at no cost.

How much does the service cost?

Council’s waste and recycling charges only apply to households receiving waste collection services.

The Waste Management Fee is collected from all ratepayers as a contribution to waste management costs, including rehabilitation of landfill sites. The total cost of all Council’s waste management services is fully funded by waste fees and charges.

The charges for residential waste and recycling collection in 2020/2021 are:

Bin type

Annual Charge

Standard Garbage Charge – 80L urban & 140L rural


Non-Standard Garbage Charge - 140L urban and 240L rural


Green Waste Collection Charge - 240L urban (optional service)


Waste Management Fee