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New waste collection contract from 3 July 2023

Council is pleased to have appointed a new contractor to take over our waste collection services after the retirement of the former contractor.

From 3 July, JJ Richards will be the collection contractor for kerbside garbage, recycling and green waste.

Collections will continue as usual with no changes to collection days, but you may notice:

  • your bins being emptied at a slightly different time of day
  • your bins returned to the same spot on the kerb with the lids closed

Please check inside your bin before reporting a missed collection.

We ask the community to be patient while the new drivers and internal teams settle in to the new contract.

A fleet of new trucks showcasing Moorabool Shire's natural beauty and stunning wildlife were included as part of the new contract.

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Bin types 

Your bins have a dark green body with:

  • a red lid for garbage
  • a yellow lid for recycling
  • a lime green lid for green waste

Bin allocation

  • The size of your bins depend on where you live in the Shire
  • Garbage and green waste bins must be purchased from Council
  • Recycling bins are Council property and must be left behind if you move to a new house

Urban areas

  • Classified as Bacchus Marsh, Darley, Maddingley, Hopetoun Park, Ballan Township
  • Compulsory 120L garbage (weekly collection)
  • Compulsory 240L recycling (fortnightly collection)
  • Optional 240L green waste (fortnightly collection)

Rural areas

  • Classified as Townships and Rural Living Zones
  • Compulsory 240L garbage (fortnightly collection)
  • 240L recycling (fortnightly collection)

Non-compulsory areas

If you live in a non-compulsory area, you have the option to:

  • Use Council’s 240L garbage and 240L recycling collected fortnightly
  • Manage waste though a private company, or
  • Buy Transfer Station Vouchers from Council

Non-service areas (no Council service available)

If you live in a non-service area, you have the option to: 

  • Manage waste though a private company, or
  • Buy Transfer Station Vouchers from Council

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I correctly put out my bin?

  • Put your bin out after 4 pm the day before collection or before 6 am on your collection day
  • Place your bins near the kerb or roadside, at least one metre apart and facing the road
  • Avoid putting your bin behind a parked car or too close to overhanging trees and branches
  • Please do not overfill or compact the contents of your bins. We are unable to empty jammed bins
  • Bring your emptied bin back in on the same day


What happens if my bin has been half-emptied?

Overfilling or compacting materials into the bin generally cause half-emptied bins. The force applied by the truck mechanism during emptying will not remove items that have been compacted into the bin. Loosely separate the remaining materials in the bin and report the half-emptied bin to Council. All half-emptied bin requests are recorded by Council and will not return to properties who repeatedly overfill or compact their bins.

Can property owners apply for multiple kerbside services?

Yes, eligible property owners can apply for a kerbside garbage, recycling and/or greenwaste service. Garbage and greenwaste bins can be purchased through Council and recycling bins are provided at no cost. The service fee for waste services is payable annually through property rates.

Does Council's waste collections operate on Public Holidays?

There are no kerbside collections on Christmas Day, New Years Day or Good Friday. The alternative collection days are advertised online and in local newspapers prior to these days.

Collection services operate as per normal schedule on all other Public Holidays.