Waste services and pricing

We provide weekly waste and recycling services to most households and some small and medium-sized businesses in Glen Eira. The charges for this service are itemised on your rates notice. However, you can vary your bin size and reduce your charges.

Standard waste charges

Waste charges are itemised on annual rates notice and are exempt from GST. We review prices every year as part of our annual budget.

Small bin waste charge
If you have a garbage bin of 120 litres, you will be charged $177 for 2017–18. You are also eligible for one recycling and one green waste bin provided free of charge, if you don’t have these, you can contact Council to arrange delivery.

Large bin waste charge
If you have a garbage bin of 240 litres, you will be charged $366 for 2017–18. You are also eligible for one recycling and one green waste bin provided free of charge, if you don’t have these, you can contact Council to arrange delivery.

Additional green waste or recycling bin
If you require an additional green waste or recycling bin you will be charged $30 per bin.

Shared waste charge
If you live in a unit in a block that shares garbage and recycling bins, you will be charged $177 for 2017–18.

Litter management charge

If a private contractor empties bins on your property, you will be charged $54 per year which will be itemised on your annual rates notice to cover a share of waste services, including street sweeping, dumped rubbish removal and public bins. You can still book us to collect hard rubbish, bulk cardboard or bundled branches.

Changing the size of your bins

If you would like to change the size of your garbage bin, contact us on 9524 3333.

Large garbage bins can be provided at a higher cost (listed above).

If you are renting, complete this form to obtain the landlord’s approval and place an order with us.

Landlord authorisation for extra waste services 2017–18(PDF, 126KB)

Shared bins

If you share bins and would like the mix of bins for your block reviewed, contact us on 9524 3333.

If you are renting, complete the landlord authorisation for extra waste services form.

Landlord authorisation for extra waste services 2017–18(PDF, 126KB)

Extra recycling and green waste services

Extra recycling bins or green waste bins are available for $30 a year.

If you are the ratepayer, contact us on 9524 3333. If you are renting, complete the landlord authorisation for extra waste services form.

Special waste charge

If you need a larger garbage bin because you have a large family, you may be eligible for a larger garbage bin at a reduced price of $256 for 2017–18. The medical 240 litre waste charge is priced at the same amount ($177) as a small 120 litre waste charge but a large 240 litre garbage bin is provided.

Who is eligible?

  • family of six (6) or more;
  • family of four (4) or more with a concession card; or
  • for medical waste due to a disability or medical treatment.

Applications must be made using the special waste charge application form.

Special waste charge application(PDF, 104KB)

Commercial garbage and recycling collection

Commercial waste and recycling collection is available to small or medium businesses. A free 240 litre recycling bin is available with every commercial garbage bin. A weekly or fortnightly collection is not sufficient to meet the needs of larger commercial properties.

No longer using Council's garbage and recycling collection service?

You will need to notify Council that you have engaged a private waste removal contractor to ensure that your charges are updated. If you haven’t notified Council, it will be assumed that you still require Council’s service and you will not be eligible for a refund of charges incurred for previous years.