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Bins and Collections

The City of Kingston offers all residents a garbage, recycling and garden waste (optional) kerbside collection service.

To find your bin day, simply type your street address into the What's Near Me? search tool.

Alternatively, you can check the waste collection map (369KB) for your collection area and check your bin day on the corresponding calendar.


  • Garbage (red lid) - weekly
  • Recycling (yellow lid) and garden waste (green lid) - alternate weeks, on the same day as your garbage bin

If your bin was missed during collection, please contact Customer Service on 1300 653 356. Once reported, please leave your bin out on the kerb and do not remove it until it has been emptied.

If it has been longer than one business day, you will need to wait until your next collection for your bin to be emptied.

All collections continue as normal on public holidays and over major holiday periods (including Easter and Christmas). To ensure your bin is emptied please place it out on the kerb the night before your scheduled collection day and do not remove it before it has been emptied.

A list of other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) can be found by clicking here.

Garbage (red lid bins)



The following items are NOT accepted in your garbage bin:  recyclables, garden waste, building material, timber or steel, syringes or medical waste, oil, paint or chemical waste, commercial or industrial waste.

Garbage from the City of Kingston is taken to landfills (tips) located at Clayton South and Lyndhurst.


Recycling (yellow lid bins)



The following items are NOT accepted in your recycle bin:  recyclables in plastic bags, plastic bags, polystyrene foam, crockery or pyrex, rubbish, garden waste, nappies, clothing, linen, carpet, toys or shoes, syringes or medical waste.

Recyclables from the City of Kingston are taken to the Polytrade Material Recovery Facility (MRF), at Dandenong South, for sorting.


Garden Waste (green lid bins)



The following items are NOT accpeted in your garden waste bin:  garden waste in plastic bags, soil or potting mix, plant pots, rubbish, plastic bags, wrap, packaging or polystyrene, nappies, timber, bricks or rubble, recyclables, syringes or medical waste.  

Garden waste from the City of Kingston is taken to Veolia in Dandenong South where it's made in to compost.


Residential bin sizes

The most sustainable bin combination for an average household is Option D (see table below) and Council encourages residents to choose this combination where feasible.

If you are moving into a new dwelling, please call Council on 1300 653 356 to nominate your combination. Those in unit developments will have the option to share bins and special circumstances may apply to families of six or more.

To order new bin or change your existing bin, please complete the residential bin application form (233KB).

 Option  Garbage bin (red)  Recycle bin (yellow)  Garden bin (green)  
 A  120 litre                   240 litre or 120 litre  240 litre
 B  80 litre  240 litre or 120 litre   240 litre
 C  120 litre  240 litre or 120 litre  120 litre 
 D  80litre  240 litre or 120 litre   120 litre 
 E  120 litre  240 litre or 120 litre   no garden bin 
 F  80 litre  240 litre or 120 litre  no garden bin 


Commercial collections

City of Kingston offers a waste collection service to commercial properties such as shops, offices and factories. Service users are invoiced directly, which is normally the tenant, not the property agent or owner. Payment options are described on the invoice, which will be forwarded within a week of Council receiving your signed Service Agreement form. Failure to pay by the due date will result in your bin being withdrawn without notice.

Bin security
Businesses are asked to secure their bins wherever possible. You’re encouraged to identify your bin by spraying the street number or company name on the side. If the business moves within the City of Kingston, please take your bins with you and notify us of the new address.

Applying for a commercial bin
If you would like to request a commercial bin service, complete the commercial application form.

Commercial bin charges for 2015/2016:

 Bin Size   Cost 
 240 litre  $531.82 per annum for each bin service for one collection per week ($585 incl GST) 
 120 litre  $390.91 per annum for each bin service for one collection per week ($430 incl GST