How's Your Bin?

In May 2018, Council introduced food scrap recycling across Glen Eira. Food scraps now belong in the green bin along with garden waste.

We’ve had a fantastic response, with surveys showing that many households in Glen Eira have started using this service, with almost 12,000 free kitchen caddies already delivered to residents.

This has led to a significant reduction in the amount of food waste being put in red bins and ending up in landfill.

Sending waste to landfill costs Council and the community both environmentally and financially. Landfill sites are filling up and State Government landfill charges are rising, with these costs passed to Glen Eira ratepayers through the waste services charge. Left in landfills, rotting food waste creates methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times stronger than carbon dioxide, resulting in a terrible environmental impact.

Now that food scraps are being put in the green bin, many residents have asked us to move to a weekly collection for these bins. We would like your feedback on a new collection proposal.

In the Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016-2021 Council committed to investigating changes to the frequency of kerbside bin collections to help reduce waste to landfill.


Service proposal
RED BIN (waste to landfill)
CHANGE from weekly to fortnightly
GREEN BIN (garden and food scraps)
CHANGE from fortnightly to weekly
YELLOW BIN (recycling)
REMAIN fortnightly (unchanged)


The benefits of this new approach include:

  • Reduced odours from food in the green bin by increasing the frequency of collection
  • Reduced waste going to landfill
  • Reduced costs incurred by waste going to landfill
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Increased green waste to produce compost for farms, parks and gardens

In May 2018, Council introduced food scrap recycling across Glen Eira. Food scraps now belong in the green bin along with garden waste.

We’ve had a fantastic response, with surveys showing that many households in Glen Eira have started using this service, with almost 12,000 free kitchen caddies already delivered to residents.

This has led to a significant reduction in the amount of food waste being put in red bins and ending up in landfill.

Sending waste to landfill costs Council and the community both environmentally and financially. Landfill sites are filling up and State Government landfill charges are rising, with these costs passed to Glen Eira ratepayers through the waste services charge. Left in landfills, rotting food waste creates methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times stronger than carbon dioxide, resulting in a terrible environmental impact.

Now that food scraps are being put in the green bin, many residents have asked us to move to a weekly collection for these bins. We would like your feedback on a new collection proposal.

In the Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016-2021 Council committed to investigating changes to the frequency of kerbside bin collections to help reduce waste to landfill.


Service proposal
RED BIN (waste to landfill)
CHANGE from weekly to fortnightly
GREEN BIN (garden and food scraps)
CHANGE from fortnightly to weekly
YELLOW BIN (recycling)
REMAIN fortnightly (unchanged)


The benefits of this new approach include:

  • Reduced odours from food in the green bin by increasing the frequency of collection
  • Reduced waste going to landfill
  • Reduced costs incurred by waste going to landfill
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Increased green waste to produce compost for farms, parks and gardens