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Bin Collection Information

Use our online interactive map to find out your day of collection or download the Waste Collection Calendar below.

To ensure your bin is emptied

  • Place it on the nature strip the night before your collection day
  • Provide a 1 metre clearance around the bin (where possible) and 30-50cm between two bins
  • Bins must not be overfilled, lids must be closed
  • Never put waste materials on the top of closed bin lids
  • Never place bins near trees, cars or poles
  • Never place bins in a driveway or road
  • Bins should not weight more than 60 kilograms

Bin Sizes and Costs

Through Council’s kerbside waste collection service, the following charges apply. Please note fees for bins are subject to change on 1 July 2017.

Bin sizes and costs for households:

  • 80 litre garbage bin and 240 litre recycling bin - $251.00 a year
  • 120 litre garbage bin and 240 litre recycling bin - $315.20 a year
  • Second 240 litre recycling bin - Free for eligible residents (details available in the ‘Related Documents’), and otherwise available for $50 per annum
  • 240 litre green waste bin (optional) - $132.80 a year

Commercial waste and recycling bin sizes and costs for businesses - Inc. GST

  • 80 litre garbage bin and 240 litre recycling bin - $276.10 a year 
  • 120 litre garbage bin and 240 litre recycling bin - $346.75 a year 
  • New or Additional 240 litre recycling bin - $185.25 a year
  • 240 litre green waste bin (optional) - $168.10 a year 
  • Additional green waste bin - $168.10 a year

Please phone Council on 1300 322 322 to organise. New or additional bins are normally delivered within 5 business days after Council has received payment.

Lost, Damaged or Stolen Bins

  • Please phone Council on 1300 322 322 to organise a replacement, if your bin has been lost, damaged or stolen.

Replaced bins are normally delivered within 5 business days of contacting Council.   

Garbage (Waste) Bins

Household Waste Bin

Your garbage bin has a green lid. Anything that can’t go into your recycling bin goes into your garbage (waste) bin.

What goes in your garbage bin?

  • Ceramics and wrapped broken glass
  • Food waste including meat - for alternatives to disposal, see our ‘How to Reduce Your Waste’ page
  • Nappies (wrapped)
  • Plastic bags, cling wrap, bubble wrap and other soft plastic packaging such as bread, pasta and rice bags, chocolate and muesli bar wrappers, frozen food bags, chip packets and fresh produce bags etc. For disposal alternatives, see the Recycling and Safe Disposal Directory
  • Polystyrene
  • Pyrex
  • Mirrors
  • Window glass (wrapped)
  • Razor blades (secured in garbage bag or wrapped)

What NOT to put in your garbage bin

  • No recyclables
  • No green waste
  • No hazardous chemicals, oil, liquids or paint
  • No hot ashes or flammable materials
  • No medical or infectious waste, syringes or needles
  • No building materials or trade waste
  • No item that prevents the bin lid from completely closing

For other disposal options for items that can’t go in your garbage bin, visit our Recycling and Safe Disposal Directory.

Recycling Bins

Recycling Bin

Your recycling bin has a yellow lid.

What goes in your recycling bin?                                    

  • Aluminium and steel cans, aerosols and foil
  • Cardboard and paper
  • Catalogues, newspaper and magazines
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Letters and envelopes (including those with a plastic window)
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Stainless steel pots and pans

What NOT to put in your recycling bin

  • No household garbage or food
  • No nappies
  • No green waste
  • No plastic bags, cling wrap, other soft plastic packaging such as bread, pasta and rice bags, chocolate and muesli bar wrappers, frozen food bags, chip packets and fresh produce bags etc. For disposal alternatives see the Recycling and Safe Disposal Directory
  • No polystyrene
  • No hazardous chemicals, oil, liquids and paint
  • No hot ashes or flammable materials
  • No medical or infectious waste, syringes or needles
  • No building materials or trade waste
  • No clothes, textiles and shoes
  • No crockery made from glass, pyrex or ceramics
  • No mirrors, window glass or broken glass of any kind
  • No motor oil containers
  • No toys or bric a brac
  • No items that prevent the bin lid from completely closing

Specialty Recycling and Other Waste Disposal Options

There are also other recycling and safe disposal options.  Visit the following page for more information

What Happens to my Recycling?

After your recycling bin is emptied into a Solo truck each fortnight, the contents are transported to Polytrade’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Dandenong South. 

  • First, the paper and cardboard is pulped down and mixed together. All other materials such as metal, plastic and glass are removed
  • Steel is removed by an overhead magnet while aluminium is repelled by an eddy current of negative ions
  • Plastics are blown into another pile by an air classifier
  • Glass is separated by size with a trommel

Once sorted and baled, the recyclables are distributed to different facilities both in Australia and overseas

  • Paper and cardboard are processed and recycled overseas
  • Metals are processed and recycled in Australia
  • All of the plastics are shipped overseas to countries such as China and Malaysia, to be sorted and recycled
  • Glass bottles and jars are sent to an Australian facility where they are optically sorted according to colour then melted down and made back into bottles and jars

Green Waste Bins

garden waste bin

Council provides an optional "user-pays" fortnightly collection for garden green waste - such as grass, leaves and prunings. Waste placed in this green waste bin is recycled into garden products such as mulch and compost. Your green waste bin is collected on alternate weeks to your recycling bin.

What goes in your green waste bin?   

  • Grass clippings and weeds
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Garden prunings including ivy, bamboo and creepers
  • Small branches and twigs (maximum size: 10cm diameter by 30cm length)
  • Shrubs

*** The maximum size of green waste allowable in the green waste bin is 10cm in diameter and 30cm in length.

What NOT to put in your green waste bin

  • No branches or twigs larger than the accepted size limit (no larger than 10cm in diameter and 30cm in length)
  • No bricks or rubble
  • No dirt, soil or turf
  • No household garbage or recyclables
  • No food waste
  • No large logs or stumps
  • No nappies
  • No plant pots
  • No plastic bags, including biodegradable bags
  • No hazardous chemicals, oil, liquids or paint
  • No building materials or trade waste
  • No medical or infectious waste, syringes or needles
  • No items that prevent the bin lid from completely closing

Green waste can also be taken to the Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre (FRRRC) for a charge. Paint and paint tins are accepted free-of-charge at FRRRC.

Missed Bin Collection

If you have placed your bin out for collection on time and it has been missed, contact Council to report.

  • Frankston City Council
    P. 1300 322 322

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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