Kerbside bin transition

Reducing waste, improving recycling services

Over the next three years, Mitchell Shire Council will be rolling out improvements to our waste services, to empower our community as we move towards a circular economy.

Together with other councils across North-East Victoria, we are participating in a joint tender for waste and recycling collection and processing services, so Council can implement the Victorian Government's Recycling Victoria: A new economy Policy.

The Policy is the Victorian Government's 10-year circular economy policy and action plan to transform the state's recycling sector, reduce waste, and set Victoria up for a more sustainable future.

The Policy requires all Victorian households to have access to separate recycling services for food organics and garden organics (FOGO) and glass. It also 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.

Everyone will have access to the following waste and recycling services, as either kerbside bins or drop off facilities:

  • mixed recycling (cans, plastic bottles and containers, paper, cardboard)
  • food organics and garden organics (FOGO)
  • glass recycling (bottles and jars)
  • general rubbish (garbage destined for landfill)


What's next?

Councils across Victoria need to implement these changes by 2030 and we are now planning how best to do this in Mitchell Shire. We have the chance to choose how these services will be delivered in Mitchell, based on our community needs.

We will soon be asking our community how you would like to see these services delivered. We'll be asking you to consider the size of your bins, how often they should be collected and whether or not you would prefer a drop-off service for glass at our Resource Recovery Centres in place of a kerbside service.

Once we have a better idea of the costs associated with the delivery of these new services, we'll come back to you with detailed information about the available options, including costs, benefits and disadvantages of each option.


REGISTER TO STAY INFORMED ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Reducing waste, improving recycling services

Over the next three years, Mitchell Shire Council will be rolling out improvements to our waste services, to empower our community as we move towards a circular economy.

Together with other councils across North-East Victoria, we are participating in a joint tender for waste and recycling collection and processing services, so Council can implement the Victorian Government's Recycling Victoria: A new economy Policy.

The Policy is the Victorian Government's 10-year circular economy policy and action plan to transform the state's recycling sector, reduce waste, and set Victoria up for a more sustainable future.

The Policy requires all Victorian households to have access to separate recycling services for food organics and garden organics (FOGO) and glass. It also 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.

Everyone will have access to the following waste and recycling services, as either kerbside bins or drop off facilities:

  • mixed recycling (cans, plastic bottles and containers, paper, cardboard)
  • food organics and garden organics (FOGO)
  • glass recycling (bottles and jars)
  • general rubbish (garbage destined for landfill)


What's next?

Councils across Victoria need to implement these changes by 2030 and we are now planning how best to do this in Mitchell Shire. We have the chance to choose how these services will be delivered in Mitchell, based on our community needs.

We will soon be asking our community how you would like to see these services delivered. We'll be asking you to consider the size of your bins, how often they should be collected and whether or not you would prefer a drop-off service for glass at our Resource Recovery Centres in place of a kerbside service.

Once we have a better idea of the costs associated with the delivery of these new services, we'll come back to you with detailed information about the available options, including costs, benefits and disadvantages of each option.


REGISTER TO STAY INFORMED ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Page last updated: 11 Jul 2022, 03:26 PM