Council provides a weekly recycling and waste collection service for local residents. For a one-off fee, businesses can also receive this collection service.
Council also provides a green waste and hard waste collection service. Residents can book to receive these services.
Council's waste services area also maintains more than 600 street and park bins across Yarra, and routinely cleans all local streets and major shopping strips.
People are encouraged to think sustainably and recycle as much as they can, to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Waste Management Plan
In December 2009, Council adopted a five-year Waste Management Plan (1.37MB) which sets out the actions Council will take to increase the amount of materials being recycled, to expand local composting programs and to increase community awareness about waste diversion options.
Council estimates the plan could reduce the amount of materials sent to landfill annually by 26 kilograms per Yarra resident, and lift the city’s diversion rate to 57%.
Council has a Customer Service Guarantee which includes 64 targets that specify the level of service you should expect from Council. Read more about our commitments for Waste Services in the Customer Service Guarantee.
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