Fortnightly food and green waste collection
We have almost completed the process of changing over lids on green waste bins, from red to light green, signalling the start of food and green waste collection.
If you still have a red-lidded bin or did not receive a caddy and compostable bags then you can use our report a problem form.
Not registered for food and green waste yet?
Please note, if you already have a red-lidded green waste bin or your lid has been changed to light green then you do not need to register again.
What goes in food and green waste
- Meat and bones
- Fruit, citrus and vegetable scraps
- Seafood including shells
- Dairy leftovers including cheese
- Bread, pasta, cereal and rice
- Egg shells
- Coffee grounds and loose leaf tea
- Paper towels, newspaper and tissues
- Cooking oil
- Grass clippings
- Small branches
- Garden prunings
You must use the compost bags and not biodegradable or plastic bags to ensure your food and green waste is composted successfully.
Weekly garbage service
Remember, everything that you place in your garbage bin goes to landfill. Minimise your waste by using food and green waste and recycling.
What goes in your garbage bin
- Broken glass
- Broken pyrex and ceramics
- Kitty litter
- Dog and cat droppings
- Glossy, waxed or coated paper
- Sticky labels off fruit and vegetables
- Coffee cups (including biodegradable or compostable)
- Biodegradable or compostable cutlery
- Cigarette butts
- Vacuum dust
- Icy pole sticks
- Plastic bags and other soft plastics (can also be taken to major supermarkets, Bayside City Council Corporate Centre (76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham) and Beaumaris Library)
Fortnightly recycling service
What goes in your blue-lidded recycling bin
- Paper and cardboard
- Glass bottles and jars
- Aluminium, steel cans and trays
- Plastics numbered 1-7
Tips for getting your recycling right
- Place items loosely in your recycling bin. Do not put items in plastic bags.
- If you can scrunch plastic, it can’t go in your recycling bin.
- It’s okay to leave the lid on plastics, but take lids off glass jars and throw them in separately.
- E-waste is no longer accepted in your curbside collection and can be taken to an e-waste collection point, such as the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre or returned to the store it was purchased from.
- Car batteries can be disposed of at the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre
- Paint can be disposed of at the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre
- Dirt, rubble or soil can be disposed of at the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre
- Chemicals can be disposed of via Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home program.
Bayside residents are encouraged to drop off their e-waste at the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre at 144 Talinga Road Cheltenham. Please note that there may be a charge for this.