City of Mitcham

East Waste provide City of Mitcham residents with a:

General waste is collected weekly by the City of Mitcham. East Waste collect alternate fortnightly pick-ups are scheduled for recycling and green organics. Check your collection calendar and map for bin collection days. The City of Mitcham also provides its residents with a kitchen caddy and compostable liners to collect food scraps and kitchen organics – this can be put into the green-lidded bin with your garden organics material.

My Local Services

Have we missed your bin?

Get in touch with us to arrange collection or report a problem with your recycling (yellow lid) or green organics (green lid) bins.

If the general waste (blue lid) bin was not collected please contact Council on 1300 133 466 or email

Download the free My Local Services app to receive bin collection reminders.

Has your bin gone missing or been vandalised?

If your blue or yellow landfill bin or yellow recycling bin has been stolen we will replace them. You must get a lost property report number for a replacement bin. Once you have the report number, you’ll need to fill in a damaged or stolen bin form or call City of Mitcham on 1300 133 466.

Council is providing 10,000 free green organic bins to properties in April and May 2023.

Do you require a new bin service?

If you require a new bin service. Please contact Council on 1300 133 466.

Do you require an additional bin service?

Click here to fill in the online request form.
Click here to cancel an additional bin service.

Hard rubbish made easy!

East Waste collects hard rubbish for City of Mitcham residents and each household is entitled to one free hard waste collection (up to two cubic metres, about the size of a standard trailer load) each year. Book your hard waste collection.

Mattress and ensemble base collections need to be booked separately to other hard rubbish items.  Book a mattress or ensemble collection.

Hazardous waste

Click here for more information on disposing of hazardous materials safely.

Electronic waste recycling

Click here to locate your nearest drop-off location for electronic items i.e. anything with a battery or cord. Most electronic items are banned from landfill and should be recycled.

Green Food & Garden Organics/FOGO bin

City of Mitcham provides a free 240 litre green bin and 8 Litre kitchen caddy to residents and businesses. To find out more on Council’s website CLICK HERE.

Kitchen Caddy for food scraps
Kitchen Caddy

By using a kitchen caddy system you can easily divert food scraps and other compostable items. Kitchen Caddies and compostable bags are available from the City of Mitcham Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park, at a discounted price (inc. GST). All food scraps, tissues and paper towel can be placed in the kitchen caddy before placing tying the bag and placing it into your green lidded food and garden organics/FOGO bin.

We work with the City of Mitcham to help achieve their waste management goals – current waste management strategic plan and targets are outlined in Planning for Tomorrow’s Community Today, the City of Mitcham’s strategic plan. Some key waste management approaches and targets include:

  • Natural resources are conserved and waste is minimised either through avoidance, reuse, recycling or recovery.
  • Target 67: Zero waste – Reduce waste to landfill by 35% by 2020 (baseline: 2002-03).

The City of Mitcham and East Waste are also committed to meeting the goals and targets outlined within the State’s overall waste strategy.

Find out more about East Waste’s commitment to the environment and our waste management and recycling processes.