- Put bins out by 6am on the day of pick up.
- Bring bins in within 24 hours of collection.
- Face each bin in the right direction with wheels towards the house.
- Keep at least 30cm clear around each bin.
- Place them where they will not be in the way of pedestrians and road users.
- Place the right material in the right bin.
- Don't pack waste too tight.
- Don't overfill your bin (max. weight 75 kg).
- Keep the bin lid closed.
Some apartments, flats and units use shared bins.
If your building has large, four-wheeled bins there is a different process.
In most cases you will not need to place these on the kerb for collection. This is done for you by your Strata and by Council’s contractors.
Where do I put my waste?
Some developments have waste placed directly into the bins themselves. Some have a dedicated waste room or a chute system.
If you are unsure, contact your building manager.
- Check out our Waste & Recycling Guide.
- Take furniture and bulky domestic waste to Beverley Recycling & Waste Centre.
- Flatten large cardboard boxes.
- Keep waste room clean and tidy.
- Report any concerns to your building manager.
- Hard waste pick-up for flats and apartments.
In most cases, residents of flats and apartments can use our hard waste service.
However, not all sites have suitable space for storage and collection of hard waste. In this case, you are not able to book a hard waste collection. You need to make separate arrangements to dispose of waste.
You can drop items off at the Beverley Recycling & Waste Centre. Or speak to your building manager for private waste removal.
Contact SOLO by phoning 8295 5077
If reported before 12pm your bin will be emptied on the same day, after this time it will be scheduled for the following working day.
Waste: Blue Bin
Your blue bin is collected weekly.
What can go in your blue bin:
- plastic bags, garbage bags & non recyclable plastic & food packaging (eg chip packets)
- kitty litter (wrapped)
- video tapes
- small broken household items such as china & glassware (including light globes)
- cling film & wine bladders
- rags and clothing that cannot be donated or given as hand-me-downs
- expanded polystyrene (including meat trays & cups)
- ropes & hoses
Recycling: Yellow Bin
What can go in your yellow bin:
- paper (newspapers, magazines, junk mail)
- cardboard (egg cartons, boxes)
- milk cartons
- plastic bottles
- glass bottles and jars
- aluminium and steel cans
- containers (detergent botttles, icecream and yoghurt containers)
- foil from chocolate Easter eggs
Check the A-Z of Waste & Recycling for more information about what goes in each bin.
- Rinse all food and drink containers.
- Remove lids and place into blue bin.
- Don't put your recycling in plastic bags.
- Flatten all cardboard boxes.
- Don't pack your recycling bin too tight.
- Keep recyclables separate (eg don't put cans in boxes).
What can't go in the yellow bin?
- plastic bags
- car parts or gas bottles
- garden waste
- food scraps
- mirrors, light globes or window glass
Stop the Junk Mail
The Distribution Standards Board provides one free of charge reflective sticker, on receipt of a stamped return addressed envelope to:
Suite 6, 151 Barkly Avenue
Richmond Victoria 3121.
More Information on Recycling
Organics: Green Bin
What can go in the green bin:
- garden prunings and cuttings
- lawn clippings
- cut flowers
- small branches (max length 60cm, max diameter 10cm)
- food scraps
What food scraps can go in the organics bin?
- All dairy including cheese and yoghurt
- Cake, bread and biscuits
- Pasta, rice and grains
- Meat, and bones (raw and cooked)
- Seafood and shells (raw and cooked)
- Paper towel and tissues
- Fruit and vegetables (scraps and peels)
- Tea bags
- Coffee grounds
- Egg shells
- Take away foods
- Cooked leftovers
Read more about recycling food waste. If it didn't grow, it doesn't go in the organics bin.
Check the A-Z of Waste & Recycling for further information about what item goes in what bin.
What can't go in the green bin:
- dirt, soil or sand
- plastic bags or household garbage
- stones, rocks, bricks or rubble
- irrigation hoses, plastic pots or trays
- painted or treated timber
- gardening tools