Organics Bin

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Organics bins and staff

Residents in urban Bendigo and Marong receive a fortnightly organics collection service for all food and garden waste.

The services was introduced in 2016 to divert organic material from landfill to be recycled and turned into a rich compost, this has a positive effect on the environment and it will also assist in extending the life of local landfill. It will reduce the current and future financial liabilities that must be paid to the State Government in the form of a levy on every tonne of waste that we put into our landfill.

Bendigo’s bin systems operates as follows:

  • FORTNIGHTLY collection of your 240 litre lime green lid organics bin
  • FORTNIGHTLY collection of your 240 litre/360 litre yellow or blue lid recycling bin
  • WEEKLY collection of your red or dark green lid waste bin

The organics bins are collected by Four Seasons Waste after they won the collection contract and the material collected is taken to Biomix in Stanhope to be processed into compost.

How do I know when my bins are collected?

Step 1: Open the following link and search address - Waste Collection Services

Step 2: Choose ‘Garbage/Recycling/Organics Collection’ in the left hand side banner

Step 3: Identify if your property is listed as Calendar A or B

Step 4: Download relevant Calendar from following link for organics and recycling alternating collections - Collection calendar for 2017-2018. 

To find out what goes in the Organics Bin and what happens to our Organics, download the organics reference guide or see handy hints for your organic waste.

Apply for an organics collection exemption

If you can demonstrate that you already manage all organic material effectively on the property, you may be granted an exemption from the City’s organic collection service.

Request an organics collection service exemption.

How do I get additional caddy liners?

Additional compostable caddy liners can be obtained free of charge from the City’s Lyttleton Terrace office, by phoning Customer Service on 5434 6000 or by ordering online.

A-Z Guide for Waste

We welcome your feedback.

Did you know you can log requests online?

This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.

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