Our kerbside bins are changing

The wait is almost over for Mitchell Shire residents wanting a green waste bin with the introduction of a weekly food scraps and garden clippings kerbside collection, plus a glass recycling service from 2025.

The Victorian Government's Recycling Victoria: A new economy Policy requires that kerbside recycling services are standardised across the state. This means that bin lid colours will be the same everywhere and that the same things can be recycled in each bin, no matter where you live in Victoria.

Victorian households that receive a kerbside service will have a new four-bin system:

  • General Rubbish
  • Mixed Recycling
  • Glass Recycling
  • Food and Garden Organics

In line with the introduction of a food and garden organics kerbside service and glass recycling service, the general rubbish collection will be scaled back to a fortnightly service.

This model has seen the most success in diverting waste from landfill and has been adopted by several councils already.

Waste to landfill accounts for 75 per cent of Mitchell Council's greenhouse gas emissions.

When food breaks down in landfill it creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

A recent audit found more than 65 per cent of kerbside waste going to landfill in Mitchell could be recycled or composted significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

Get involved

We need your help understanding the best option for Mitchell's growing community. We'd like you to consider the size of your bins, options for a kitchen caddy and bin liners, and whether you would prefer a drop-off service for glass at our Resource Recovery Centres in place of a kerbside service.

You can share your feedback through our survey or come along to a drop-in session if you have any questions or would like to find out more.

Community drop-in sessions:

  • POSTPONED: Friday 21 October, 10-11.30am: Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre
  • Monday 24 October, 10-11.30am: Greater Beveridge Community Centre
  • Wednesday 26 October, 10-11.30am: Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre
  • Thursday 27 October, 10-11.30am: Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre
  • Thursday 27 October, 12.30-2pm: Broadford Living and Learning Centre
  • Tuesday 8 November, 10-11.30am: Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre
  • Friday 11 November, 10-11.30am: Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre

Online information sessions (register now):

  • Tuesday 25 October, 7-8pm
  • Tuesday 15 November, 10-11am


COMPLETE THE SURVEY TO SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

Consultation closes 9am Monday 28 November.

Once we have a better idea of the costs associated with the delivery of these new services, we'll come back to you with more detailed information.

The wait is almost over for Mitchell Shire residents wanting a green waste bin with the introduction of a weekly food scraps and garden clippings kerbside collection, plus a glass recycling service from 2025.

The Victorian Government's Recycling Victoria: A new economy Policy requires that kerbside recycling services are standardised across the state. This means that bin lid colours will be the same everywhere and that the same things can be recycled in each bin, no matter where you live in Victoria.

Victorian households that receive a kerbside service will have a new four-bin system:

  • General Rubbish
  • Mixed Recycling
  • Glass Recycling
  • Food and Garden Organics

In line with the introduction of a food and garden organics kerbside service and glass recycling service, the general rubbish collection will be scaled back to a fortnightly service.

This model has seen the most success in diverting waste from landfill and has been adopted by several councils already.

Waste to landfill accounts for 75 per cent of Mitchell Council's greenhouse gas emissions.

When food breaks down in landfill it creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

A recent audit found more than 65 per cent of kerbside waste going to landfill in Mitchell could be recycled or composted significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

Get involved

We need your help understanding the best option for Mitchell's growing community. We'd like you to consider the size of your bins, options for a kitchen caddy and bin liners, and whether you would prefer a drop-off service for glass at our Resource Recovery Centres in place of a kerbside service.

You can share your feedback through our survey or come along to a drop-in session if you have any questions or would like to find out more.

Community drop-in sessions:

  • POSTPONED: Friday 21 October, 10-11.30am: Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre
  • Monday 24 October, 10-11.30am: Greater Beveridge Community Centre
  • Wednesday 26 October, 10-11.30am: Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre
  • Thursday 27 October, 10-11.30am: Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre
  • Thursday 27 October, 12.30-2pm: Broadford Living and Learning Centre
  • Tuesday 8 November, 10-11.30am: Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre
  • Friday 11 November, 10-11.30am: Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre

Online information sessions (register now):

  • Tuesday 25 October, 7-8pm
  • Tuesday 15 November, 10-11am


COMPLETE THE SURVEY TO SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

Consultation closes 9am Monday 28 November.

Once we have a better idea of the costs associated with the delivery of these new services, we'll come back to you with more detailed information.

  • Organic kerbside bin and glass recycling for Mitchell from 2025

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    Mitchell Shire residents will be able to put their food scraps and garden clippings in a kerbside bin and access a glass recycling service from 2025 under changes to Council’s waste services.

    These changes are in line with the State Government’s legislation that requires Victorian Council’s to provide a four-bin system to all households by 2030.

    The four-bin system will see waste separated into mixed recycling, food and garden organics, glass recycling, and general rubbish.

    With the introduction of these two new services in Mitchell Shire, which includes a weekly food and garden organics kerbside collection, Council will be scaling back the general rubbish to a fortnightly service.

    This model has seen the most success in diverting waste from landfill and has been adopted by several councils including: the Shire of Strathbogie, City of Greater Shepparton, Shire of Macedon Ranges, Shire of Nillumbik, Monash City Council, Knox City Council, Bass Coast Shire Council and the City of Banyule.

    Waste to landfill accounts for 75 per cent of Mitchell Council’s greenhouse gas emissions.

    When food breaks down in landfill it creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than CO2.

    A recent audit found more than 65 per cent of kerbside waste going to landfill in Mitchell could be recycled or composted, significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

    Broken glass in the recycling bin makes other items like cardboard, paper and plastic hard to recycle. By putting your glass bottles and jars in a separate bin, more of these materials can be recycled into new things.

    Council needs your help to understand the best four-bin option for Mitchell growing community and will be asking for input in coming weeks.

Page last updated: 24 Nov 2022, 09:13 AM