Residential Bins Audit Program

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Maribyrnong City Council will be checking on the condition of your bins.

Council manages waste collection services for over 80,000 bins and skips across our City.

In order to ensure that everyone has access to safe, functional bins, Council are conducting an audit of all kerbside bins.

The audit will enable Council to identify and replace faulty bins, and will help improve waste collection services across our City.

The bin auditing team will be checking bins that are out for collection, so it is important that you leave your bin out for the whole day (between 6am - 6pm), even after your bin has been emptied.

For more information, please see the FAQs below, or complete the 2019 residential bin audit survey via the button below.

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What do I need to do?

On your normal day for rubbish please leave all your bins out for the whole day (between 6:00am-6:00pm), even if they have been emptied earlier. The bin auditors are working all day, and can’t provide a guaranteed time of audit for all households.

When is the bin audit?

The bin audit will commence in mid-March and be conducted through to Friday 17 May. The bin audit will initially be scheduled on days of recycling (yellow bin lid) and general waste (red bin lid) waste collection in your area. The bin audit will be undertaken during daylight hours, between 6am-6pm throughout the municipality.

Does this include all types of bins?

Yes, the bin audit includes inspections of the following bins:

  • General waste (red or dark green lid)
  • Recycling (yellow lid)
  • Green waste (lime green lid)

What information about the bins will be collected?

The information collected includes:

  • condition and defect information
  • serial number
  • size
  • brand
  • assign a property number to the bin.

If there is no existing property number on your bin, bin auditors will also adhere a property number sticker (on the front of your bin).

How long will it take to audit the bin?

It takes about 1-3 minutes to assess each bin, dependent on the condition information and whether a bin needs a property address sticker. However there are 80,000 bins to get through.

What if I am away or forget to present my bins on the day?

If your bin is not presented for waste collection or removed from the street before the bin auditors pass (between 6:00am-6:00pm) a card may be dropped in your mailbox with information on how to register your bin details.

How will I know when the bin audit has been completed in my area?

When your bin has been audited there will be an orange sticker with the Council logo placed on your bin.

What if I live in an apartment with shared facilities?

The bin audit also includes apartments (Multi Unit Developments) with larger shared skip bins. Where practicable, the bin auditors will assess large skip bins when located in apartment car parks with accessible street frontages.

Will the bin audit affect the bin collection schedule?

No, the bin audit will not change the normal days that you should put out your bins.

Who is doing the bin audit and what information will be collected?

AGIS Trading Pty Ltd, has been subcontracted to conduct the bin audit. They are experienced in management of waste related services. Only information on the condition and serial number of the bin will be collected, not the contents of the bin.

Where can I find more information about the bin audit?

For further information on the bin audit, please contact us by phone on 9688 0200 or send us an email to, or visit our offices on the corner of Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray.