MAROONDAH residents are top recyclers.
The city is ranked seventh out of 79 councils for the amount of kerbside recycling collected in 2009-10, Sustainability Victoria's March figures show.
The report shows the average annual household yield of recyclables collected in Maroondah is 309 kilograms.
Residents have maintained an extremely high level of recycling since the kerbside recycling service was introduced and consistently ranked in the top 10, coming in sixth the previous year.
Maroondah Council's chief executive officer Frank Dixon said the council would continue to work with the community to increase the amount of items recycled.
"The council has a waste education officer who is working with residents, workplaces and schools to assist them with information and resources to improve their recycling habits," he said.
"The council also offers a community education program that includes hosting community workshops, community group presentations and community recycling competitions."
Residents wanting to increase their recycling efforts can request a second bin from the council free of charge.
In Melbourne, an average of up to 20 per cent of waste in the household garbage bin is still being incorrectly thrown away instead of being recycled. This amounts to the equivalent of 300,000 wheelie bins of recyclable material ending up in landfill every week.