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Waste and recycling services

Learn more about what can go in your kerbside bins, access the Detox Your Home Program for the safe disposal of household chemicals, find options to drop off or book a pick up service to recycle your unwanted items.

Please note that due to COVID-19, some activities may be paused or modified from the descriptions below.

Find out which bin to put your waste in

Use Merri-bek City Council’s Recycling A-Z guide to determine which bin to use for all types of household waste and find other services and recycling options beyond your kerbside bins.

Detox Your Home

The Detox Your Home program provides a free chemical disposal service for households run by Sustainability Victoria. Residents can drop off household chemicals for safe disposal at pop-up collection events. Permanent drop off-sites are also located at several transfer stations near Merri-bek which accept paint, batteries and fluorescent light globes only.

Ecoactiv waste collection service

Ecoactiv provides residents with the option of a year-round waste collection service of bulky items such as whitegoods outside of the bi-annual hard waste collection service. You can book a pick-up or drop-off service and will be charged depending on the type, weight and disposal method of your items.