Kerbside Rubbish & Recycling Collection


Check your bin collection day

Mildura Council' general rubbish bins and recycling bins are collected on the following schedule:

  • general household rubbish (bin with a red lid) – weekly
  • recycling (bin with a yellow lid) – fortnightly

Place your bin out the night before the collection date. 

To find out what day your kerbside rubbish and recycling bins are emptied visit My Neighbourhood

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Kerbside recycling and rubbish collection services are provided to 95% of Mildura Rural City residents. You are expected to put your bins out and bring them in when appropriate and to look after and maintain your bins.


Kerbside Recycling Collection

240L bin are emptied once a fortnight.

The following items CAN go in your recycling bin:

Do NOT put these items in your recycling bin:

  • Food scraps
  • Garden waste
  • Nappies
  • Plastic bags
  • Soft plastics such as chip packets and muesli bar wrappers
  • Medical waste including syringes and syringe disposal containers
  • Crockery
  • Clothing
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Household rubbish
  • Chemicals, liquids and paint
  • Soil and rubble

Kerbside Rubbish Collection

120L bin emptied once a week.

The following items CAN go in your rubbish bin:

  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Bagged lawn clippings
  • Household rubbish
  • Soft plastics including plastic bags
  • Nappies
  • Garden waste
  • Food scraps

Do NOT put the following items in your rubbish bin:

  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids including oil, paint & solvents
  • Soil and rocks
  • Gas bottles
  • Medical waste
  • Timber, concrete, bricks and building material including asbestos

Make sure your bins are collected

Put your kerbside bins out the night before they are due for collection. Bins can be collected at any time between 5am and 9pm. Issues can arise where the collection schedule is interrupted which means your bin can be collected later or earlier than usual.

Make sure there are no obstructions to your bin getting collected. Make sure there are no parked cars, letterboxes, posts, signs or trees too close or blocking the collection of the bins.

Urban Areas
Place your bin on the nature strip or footpath 10–100cm from the kerb with the wheels and handle of the bin facing your property.

Rural Areas
Place your bin 1.5m–2m from the edge of the sealed road or the graded road shoulder with the wheels and handle of the bin facing your property.


Reasons your bin may not be collected

  • We will only collect bins that have been issued by Council. If you have additional bins that have not been approved by Council, they will not be emptied.
  • If your bin is too heavy (more than 75kg) the truck cannot pick it up.
  • We will not collect items sitting next to the bins. You will need to pick up any bin spillage not caused by the collection truck.

Missed, stolen, damaged and new bins

  • If your bin has not been picked up by the following morning after your collection day, please contact us.
  • If you need a new bin, please contact us.