Area 3: Food and green waste collection trial

Area 3 is bounded by Hoddle, Gipps, Victoria Cr, Albert, Victoria St, Nicholson and Langridge.

New. Optional. Sustainable. 

Your household is eligible to participate in our new food and green waste collection trial.

Nominate your household to participate and pay just $160 per year - that's less than a coffee a week! 

Eligible properties are receiving a registration form and reply-paid envelope. If you would prefer to use a different registration method, please call us on 9205 5555 and we will assist.

If you choose to participate, you will receive a 120 litre bin for your food and green waste and we will collect it weekly.

There will be no change to your standard weekly rubbish and recycling collections.

Dates to remember

Tuesday 2 October

  • Nominate by this date to participate in the program

Tuesday 9 October

  • Payment due
  • Delivery of new 120 litre food and green waste bin

Tuesday 16 October

  • First fortnightly food and green waste collection

Learn more

In person: We will visit each property from 10 September. 

Email: info@yarracity.vic.gov.au (subject: Food Know How)

Phone: 9205 5555

Share your success

We’re looking for people to share their food and green waste hints, tips and successes with the community. Take a photo and we’ll share it through our webpage and social media channels. Tag us on Instagram or Facebook, or email us at info@yarracity.vic.gov.au (subject: Food Know How).

Your questions answered

What can I put in my new food and green waste bin?
View our yes and no list.

How can I nominate my household to participate?
Eligible properties have received a registration form and reply-paid envelope. If you would prefer to use a different registration method, contact us at info@yarracity.vic.gov.au (subject: Food Know How) or on 9205 5555 and we will assist.

What if I miss the nomination deadline but still want to participate?
We will continue to process applications and payments until at least three months after the start of the trial. Contact us at info@yarracity.vic.gov.au (subject: Food Know How) or on 9205 5555 and we will assist.

Why don’t my rates cover the cost of this?
The organics collection trial is a new and optional service available to a small number of participants. Standard rubbish collection will continue at no additional cost.
What happens to my food and green waste after it is collected?

It will be turned into compost to be used on Victorian farms to make the soil healthy and drought resistant. By reducing the volume of waste going to landfill, you will be helping to minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

What happens if my food and green waste bin gets a ‘contaminated’ sticker?
Food and green waste bins containing contaminated materials cannot be recycled into compost. If you receive a contamination sticker, please remove the contaminating items from the bin. You can then contact us for advice on 9205 5555 or wait until your next weekly collection.

How do I order a replacement food and green waste bin?
Please email us at info@yarracity.vic.gov.au (subject: Request new food and green waste bin).

What can I do to stop my bin from smelling?
Reduce odours by keeping your bin out of the sun and lining it with leaves, grass or newspaper. Keep smelly items such as meat and fish in the freezer until the night before collection and occasionally sprinkle in some bicarbonate of soda.

How long will the trial run?
The trial will run until at least April 2019. Depending on the outcome, information gathered may be used to improve and expand the program.

What properties are involved in the trial?
This expanded trial involves 700 households, with a mix of single dwellings and units, spread across Abbotsford.