Council is making a change to how often your kerbside bin are collected.

This means:

  • Your GREEN LID BIN will be collected WEEKLY
  • Your RED LID BIN will be collected FORTNIGHTLY
  • Your YELLOW LID BIN collection remains FORTNIGHTLY
  • Your PURPLE LID BIN will be collected EVERY 4 WEEKS

The change was rolled out in two stages.

Stage 1: Kialla & Tatura from March 2023

Stage 2: Remaining areas of Greater Shepparton from 16 October 2023

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Collection frequency changes

Based on results of an audit conducted on Greater Shepparton City Council’s bins at the beginning of 2021, Council will be also be implementing a change to the collection frequency of kerbside bins commencing in Tatura and Kialla in March 2023, and other locations from September 2023.

The green lid bin will be collected weekly and the red lid bin fortnightly to reduce the large amount of food waste going to landfill.

Your green lid bin will be collected WEEKLY.

Your yellow lid bin will be collected FORTNIGHTLY.

Your red lid bin will be collected FORTNIGHTLY.

Your purple lid bin will be collected EVERY 4 WEEKS (purple lid bins to be delivered from April 2024)

These changes are here to help our community compost and recycle as much material as possible, and reduce our waste to landfill.

A weekly green bin will ensure food waste and organic material will end up being composted and reused, rather than entering landfill and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.

These changes will be introduced across Greater Shepparton from October 16. Please check your own kerbside collection calendar for more details.

Kialla and Tatura residents have already made the switch during Stage 1 of the program in March 2023. Council would like to thank Kialla and Tatura residents for following the new collection frequency ahead of the wider change across Greater Shepparton.

Search for your address to see your transition dates

Rural properties are able to add a green lid bin (food and organics) service to their kerbside collection.

Council will be delivering a green lid bin to all residential properties without a green lid bin, starting from April 2024. This includes all rural properties outside the Urban Green Waste Collection zone. Rural property owners who wish to manage their own organic waste may apply for an exemption to opt-out of this service up until 15 December 2023.

If you would like to opt-out of receiving a green-lid bin, please complete the form via the link below, or contact Council’s customer service centre on 5832 9700 during busines hours.

OPT-OUT OF GREEN ORGANICS BIN SERVICE - Rural properties only.

Yes, the changes are the same for residential properties and commercial businesses.

Council will soon be introducing a new weekly nappy and incontinence aid collection service for residents.

It will assist households to manage the kerbside frequency change by freeing up red bin space. The service is separate to the regular kerbside bin collection and will divert nappy waste from landfill. There is no charge for this nappy collection service under the introductory program.

This introductory program will help determine interest from community as well as provide landfill diversion results.

You can learn more and express your interest via our website.

Council may waive, enact or vary the requirements of the policy for a ‘Special Medical Needs’ request.

A Special Medical Need arises where a resident produces excessive waste due to increased packaging or non-hazardous wastes associated with medical treatment waste and high-dependency disability care or similar.

A residential property may apply for an upsize bin or an additional 120L bin free of charge.

Read further information about specal medical needs requests on our website.

Council is now providing optional upsizing for yellow lid mixed recycling bins to residents. A 360L recycling bin is now available upon request.

For more information, and to request an upsize of your recycling bin, please see our website.

Council is also introducing a free textiles recycling service at our resource recovery centres. Textiles including clothes, towels, soft toys, hats, belt, & bedding can also be collected and recycled at these collection bins. Please ensure items are clean and dry before disposing of them, and ensure all good quality items have been donated where possible.

For a full list of included and excluded items, please see our website.

For resource recovery centre opening times, please see our website.

Council is also currently looking into solutions for collecting soft plastics for recycling. More information on soft plastics disposal and collection will be shared on our website, and social media when it becomes available.

The container deposit scheme allows Victorians to deposit certain recyclable products and receive a small payment for each item.

For more information, including CDS deposit locations, please see this website:

vic.gov.au/container-deposit-scheme

Introduction of the purple lid bin

The State Government is standardising household recycling and waste services across the state with the introduction of a new Recycling and Waste Policy. To comply with the policy, Council must introduce a fourth purple lid bin for glass, which will be collected monthly to improve diversion of glass waste from landfill and increase resource recovery.

The purple lid bin is a fourth kerbside bin for the collection of glass for recycling.

The State Government is standardising household recycling and waste services across the state with the introduction of a new Recycling and Waste Policy. To comply with the policy, Council must introduce a fourth purple lid bin for glass, which will be collected monthly to improve diversion of glass waste from landfill and increase resource recovery.

Delivery of bins to residents is anticipated to be from April 2024.

Alongside your normal kerbside collection every four weeks. Council will update your collection calendar before this service is introduced.

Please check your own kerbside collection calendar for more details.

The purple lid bin’s capacity is 120L, which is our medium sized bin.

For residential properties, the purple bin is a required part of our standard kerbside collection service.

For all other non-residential properties, the purple bin is optional and will be available on request.

For multi-unit dwellings and lifestyle villages, please contact council if you wish to discuss arrangements for shared bin services.

Please see the Kerbside collection exemption section of our website for more information

Yes, rural property owners will receive a purple bin when the rollout occurs.

Please contact Council to discuss the possibility of organising a bin-sharing arrangement.

  • Glass Jars (empty, clean): pasta sauce, jam, condiments etc.
  • Glass Bottles (empty, clean): cordial, oil, wine, champagne, beer, spirit etc.
  • Bottle and jar lids and corks NOT attached to the container
  • Drinking glassware and crystal glassware
  • Mirrors and windows
  • Glass bottles containing cigarette butts or lids
  • Broken crockery, bakeware or glass storage containers
  • Perfume bottles

All of these items must be placed in your red lid (landfill) bin, except metal lids which can go in the yellow lid bin.

Bottles and jars should be empty and clean.

Where possible, leave the lids/caps ON jars and bottles, as this can add strength to the glass container and prevent breakage in the bin.

You don’t need to remove labels.