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Order a smaller, larger or additional bin

Use this form to order a smaller, larger or additional general waste, recycling or food and green waste bin.

If you need to change your bin size or order an additional bin, please read through the following information carefully and complete the form below.

Changes to bins

From Monday 4 July 2022:

  • food and green waste bins will be emptied weekly
  • general waste bins will be emptied fortnightly

Note: There are no changes to recycling or hard waste collections.

Some households may want to order a smaller, larger or additional bin to adequately manage the amount of waste they produce. 

Every council in Victoria is required to transition to a standardised waste collection system with uniform bin colours and names by 2027. This change includes:

  • General waste will be called household rubbish and have a red lid
  • Food and green waste will be called food and garden organics (FOGO) and have a green lid
  • Recycling will be called mixed recycling and have a yellow lid
  • New glass bins will have a purple lid.

This is part of the Victorian Government’s Circular Economy Strategy to cut waste and boost reuse and recycling. The aim is to have the same household bin system, no matter where you live.

In Bayside, we’re introducing new general waste bins with a black-body and red-lid to replace our current dark-green general waste bins.

The roll-out will commence in September 2022, however if you order a new general waste bin now, it will be one of the new red-lid, black-body bins.

All the old dark-green bins will be recycled and turned into new bins.

We won’t be changing the recycling bin or introducing a separate glass service just yet but we will keep you informed when we do.

There are some households who are eligible for a free larger general waste bin due to specific waste needs. These are listed below.

Those who identify as any of the following will need to provide any one of the forms of evidence listed plus proof of address. 

Household with two or more children in nappies:

Household with 6 or more members:

Household with someone living with a disability or chronic illness:

Household with a carer of someone living with a disability or chronic illness:

*For information on who can sign your statutory declaration, please visit the Justice Victoria website

All applicants must also provide proof of address. 

If you believe you are eligible but are unable to provide the evidence listed above, please email binchanges@bayside.vic.gov.au or call us on (03) 9599 4444 to discuss your eligibility. 

You can still order a bin. Additional costs will apply to larger or additional general waste bins, and additional recycling and food and green waste bins. Refer to the section below for a full breakdown of costs associated with each bin and their sizes. 

Costs do not apply if you want to change the size of your recycling or food and green waste bins. 

Bin sizes and costs 

The costs associated with your bins are paid for via the waste charge which is itemised on your property's rates notice.

This includes at a minimum, the following recycling and waste services:

  • General waste bin and service
  • Recycling bin and service
  • Municipality-wide street sweeping
  • Municipality-wide beach cleaning 
  • Landfill disposal costs
  • Collection of dumped rubbish 
  • Street cleaning and street litter bin maintenance
  • Waste reduction and education programs
  • Waste transportation
  • Hard waste collection service 

Please note the following costs are subject to Council endorsement of the 2022/23 budget

  • 80L = $300.53 (this cost includes other services included in the waste charge) 
  • Additional 80L = $94.90 
  • 140L (standard size) = $395.43 (this cost includes other services included in the waste charge) 
  • Additional 140L = $189.81 
  • 240L = $490.33 (this cost includes other services included in the waste charge) 
  • Additional 240L = $284.71 

All costs are per annum.

The food and green waste bin is available in two sizes: 120L and 240L 

  • First food and green waste bin: one-off cost of $99 (same for both sizes)
  • Additional food and green waste: $99 per annum (same for both sizes)

The recycling bin is available in two sizes: 120L and 240L 

  • First recycling bin is included in the Waste Charge (same for both sizes)
  • Additional recycling bin: $81.51 per annum (same for both sizes)

Order your bin

Are you applying as a household, business or an organisation?
E.g. sporting club, early learning centre or community centre
Are you the ratepayer or landlord of the property?
Do you have authorisation from the ratepayer to make this request?

Please contact the building manager or landlord to get authorisation before submitting this request as additional or upsized bins may result in an increase to their rates.

Which type of bin are you applying for?
Do you already have a light green-lidded food and green waste bin?

This form is only for requesting a larger or additional bin. If you do not already have one, you will need to register for food and green waste.

What would you like to do?
What change would you like to make to your general waste bin?

We only have two bin sizes available: a 120L and a 240L (standard size). You can only downsize if you currently have a 240L. Please confirm you would like to downsize to the smallest bin available (120L).

You can only downsize if you currently have a 140L. Please confirm you would like to downsize to the smallest bin available (80L).

We only have two bin sizes available: a 120L and a 240L (standard size). You can only upsize if you currently have a 120L. Please confirm you would like to upsize to the largest bin available (240L).

We now have three bin sizes available: a 80L, a 140L and a 240L.

Which change would you like to make?
What size additional food and green waste bin would you like?

We now have three bin sizes available: a 80L, a 140L and a 240L.

What size additional general waste bin would you like?
What size additional recycling bin would you like?
Which general waste bin size would you like?
Which general waste bin size would you like?
Do you meet any of the following criteria?

You will need to upload

Evidence of eligibility in the form of one of the following:

You will need to upload

Evidence of eligibility in the form of one of the following:

You will need to upload

Evidence of eligibility in the form of one of the following:

You will need to upload

Evidence of eligibility in the form of one of the following:

Allowed file upload: one file only
File must be less than 30 MB
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Total upload limit per form is 30 MB

Allowed file upload: maximum 3 files
File must be less than 30 MB
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx zip
Total upload limit per form is 30 MB

Allowed file upload: maximum 2 files
File must be less than 30 MB
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx zip
Total upload limit per form is 30 MB

Your details
Search for your Bayside address
Start typing and select from list, e.g. 1/123 Street Name, Suburb.
Enter your address manually

Please note the following costs are subject to Council endorsement of the 2022/23 budget.  

General waste:

  • 80L =  $300.53 (this cost includes other services included in the waste charge) 
  • Additional 80L = $94.90
  • 140L (standard size) = $395.43 (this cost includes other services included in the waste charge) 
  • Additional 140L = $189.81
  • 240L = $490.33 (this cost includes other services included in the waste charge) 
  • Additional 240L = $284.71 

Additional food and green waste:

  • 120L $99
  • 240L $99

Additional recycling:

  • 120L $81.51
  • 240L $81.51