Council adopted its Waste Management Strategy in early 2021 to guide the planning, procurement and provision of waste and resource recovery services. This document sought to operationalise the changes required to waste and resource management by the State and Federal Governments following on from worldwide changes in the recycling sector since 2018.

It is proposed to develop a new policy to guide the implementation and operation of the kerbside waste management services from July 2022, as we move to implement the additional glass and garden organics. The Kerbside Resource Recovery Policy outlines both the services Council provides to all households and the options for business, industry, or other sites to join in to ensure consistency in administration and inclusion/exclusion.

Submissions can be made via the form to the left or to [email protected]

Submissions close 5:00pm Monday 4 July 2022

Council is working towards:

The implementation of additional collection of glass and organic material in mid-2022. As part of these changes the following actions will occur:

  • An “all in” residential collection service for rural residents for waste, reclyables and glass (the 3 bin system)
  • Residents of the town area and villages will have a 4 bin system with the addition of an organics bin to the 3 bins provided to rural residents.
  • New bins will be delivered to all households throughout June and old bins re-processed into new materials
  • Council will crush the glass recovered from the monthly collection and re-use this as glass sand or pass it on for others to re-use, noting there is a growing demand for reprocessed materials in state and federally funded projects
  • Council will have organic matter collected processed into compost
  • Recycling materials will continue to be sorted in the region and processed in established state facilities
  • Waste materials collected will continue to be disposed of locally at Stawell