Bin Collection

Council offers residents a weekly garbage collection, and alternating fortnightly recycling and green organics collections.

When are my bins collected?

Domestic garbage bins are collected weekly, while your recycling and green organics bins are collected on alternate fortnights, the same day as your garbage bin.

To find out when bins are collected in your street, type your street name below.

What type of bins are available?

There are a range of bin sizes available to cater for different family sizes and individual needs

Domestic Garbage bin - Your Domestic Garbage bin is the bin with the red lid and black body. Greater Shepparton City Council encourages residents to choose the smallest bin size applicable to their needs (larger bin sizes incur greater fees). Available in 80 litre, 120 litre and 240 litre sizes.

Recycling bin - Your recycling bin is the bin with the yellow lid and blue body. Available in 120 litre and 240 litre sizes.

Green Organics bin - Your green organics bin is the bin with the lime green lid and a dark green body. Available in 120 litre and 240 litre sizes.

Please contact Greater Shepparton City Council on (03) 5832 9700 if you would like to alter your bin size. Please note that fees apply to upsize your garbage bin or to cancel any non-compulsory kerbside services.

How do I place my bin out for collection?

Your garbage, recycling and green organics bins will be collected by single operator vehicles fitted with a side operating mechanical arm. The mechanical arm picks up the bin and empties the contents of the bin into the truck.

The driver operates the mechanical arm from inside the truck and cannot leave the cabin to correct the bin placement. This type of collection system has been chosen to minimise the Occupational, Health and Safety risks to the operator and also to minimise costs to residents.

  • Place your bins at least half a metre apart on the kerbside. For rural residents, please place your bins one metre off the sealed road, well clear of traffic
  • Make sure the wheels are facing your property
  • If you live in a court, please take your bins to the nearest straight section of road, where they are easily accessed by the collection vehicles
  • Do not place bins behind parked vehicles
  • Do not place bins under low overhanging branches or power lines
  • Ensure that the lid of the bin is closed properly
  • Do not overload your bins. Bins can be damaged if overloaded and will NOT be collected if they exceed 80 kilograms in weight. Please remove material prior to the next collection.

What if my bin is lost or stolen?

Lost and stolen bins must be reported to Council. You will be required to complete a statutory declaration to enable Council to supply a replacement bin - this will be at no charge to the customer. If your bin is damaged it will be repaired or replaced free of charge.