It's time to switch: Green lid bins (food and garden waste) are collected weekly from August and red landfill bins every fortnight, to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Due to COVID-19 impacts and winter illnesses, Monash Maternal and Child Health are experiencing extreme staff shortages. Children booked between 10.08.2022 – 28.08.2022 for their 18m, 2y and 3.5yr Key Age and Stage will be contacted by our service to be rescheduled for September. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.
Due to COVID staff shortages, between 12.30pm-2pm until the end of August, calls will be directed to our after-hours service for follow-up. Thank you for your understanding.
Your landfill bin (red lid) is for any items that cannot be recycled through your recycling bin, food and garden waste bin or other recycling services.
All rubbish must be bagged or wrapped before going in your bin.
For more information on what goes in your other bins, please see our pages on What goes in your recycling bin and What goes in your food and garden waste bin.
What happens to your rubbish
Items put in your red lid bin are sent to landfill. The rubbish is spread out, flattened by large earth-moving machines and covered in soil at the end of each day.
The buried rubbish slowly breaks down and decomposes over a very long time. As the rubbish breaks down, it can produce methane gas, a harmful greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change.
Reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill is one way we can help care for and protect the environment.