Waste services for commercial properties

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Eligible businesses, shops and rate paying commercial properties who receive an annual waste charge are entitled to:

  • one 240 litre general waste (landfill) bin collected weekly, and
  • one 240 litre recycling bin, collected fortnightly

Businesses may also request up to two additional general waste and two additional recycling bins. Additional bins are subject to approval, and are provided on a user-pays basis, with an annual fee added to the property rates.

Type of Bin Annual Cost
Commercial General Waste Bin – 240 litre (first bin) included in waste charge
Commercial Recycling Bin – 240 litre (first bin) included in waste charge
Commercial Recycling Bin – 240 litre (additional bins) Additional annual fee
Commercial General Waste Bin – 240 litre (additional bins) Additional annual fee


Where commercial properties choose to engage a private waste collection service, private contractors must comply with the Occupational Health and Safety guidelines for waste and recycling collectors.

What can I put into my commercial waste bins?

To receive a commercial waste service, you must use the bins correctly and separate your waste and recycling into the appropriate bins.

Remember not to overfill your bins. The maximum weight for bins is 70kg, bins which exceed this weight, or which are overflowing will not be collected.

To find out what items can be recycled and what should be placed in your general waste bin, download the free Maribyrnong Bins and Recycling App.

How can I reduce waste at my business?

There are many ways that you can take action to reduce waste and save resources at your place of business. Visit the War on Waste Toolkit for Business for free advice and signage for your workplace to help sort and manage waste.

Order a commercial waste bin

Only the ratepayer (landlord or owner) is authorised to order additional bins, which will be charged on annual rates. To request additional bins, please download and complete the application form(PDF, 136KB)

Penalties for contaminated bins

Council waste collection services are subject to Part 16 of Council's General Purposes Local Law and are provided under the following conditions:

  • Bins must not be contaminated with inappropriate materials or any waste that is not the type of waste the bin was provided for.
  • No waste shall be placed in the bins which can damage the bin or collection vehicle.
  • Bins shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
  • All waste should be contained within the bin, no material should be left outside a bin.
  • Bins must be brought back in to the property within 24 hours of collection and should not go out more than 24 hours prior to collection.

Where the property owner fails to comply with the provisions of the General Purposes Local Law, bins will not be collected, and the owner may be subject to on the spot penalties of up to $1,000.

When is my commercial bin emptied?

To find out on which day your commercial bin is emptied, download the free Maribyrnong Bins and Recycling App and enter your business address.

More information

For more information please contact us by phoning 9688 0200, or email the Waste Management team.