Bins, waste and recycling

Bins, waste and recycling

Information on Council's bin collection service, Transfer Stations and other waste services.

News & Updates

Fire Danger Period declared

Fire Danger Period declared

Posted on Wed 14 December

The CFA has declared the Fire Danger Period for Macedon Ranges Shire will begin at 1am on Monday 19 December, when restrictions will come into force.

In this section...

What Goes Where (A-Z)

Find out what bin you should use for various household items, hard rubbish and chemicals.

Street and park bins

Excalibur Cleaning Services is contracted by Council to empty and clean street and park litter bins. Illegal dumping should be reported to the EPA.

Bins & collection days

Find out what days your bins should be put out, what to do if your bin is lost, stolen or not collected, and how to order more bins.


Many household items can be recycled by putting them in your recycling bin or taking them to your local Transfer Station.

Building waste and asbestos

We can accept small quantities of building waste but do not accept Asbestos at our Transfer Stations.

Transfer Stations

Locations, hours, accepted items and fees for Council's three Transfer Stations in Kyneton, Romsey and Woodend.

Garden & food waste

Learn about our free green drop, how to use your garden bins and handy tips about mulching and composting.

Waste & litter

Use your local waste services and package waste correctly. Report littering.

Chemical, toxic and e-waste.

There are a variety of ways for you to dispose of electrical and computer equipment, chemicals and mobile phones.

Adoption of Council's Waste Management Strategy

Council has developed a new Waste Management Strategy that aims to reduce waste and increase recycling in the shire.