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New recycling bins will be rolled out starting the 9th November.

In November please:

  • Place your recycling bin our for every collection. Should you be away at this time, ask a neighbour to assist in placing your bin out or place it at the front of your property so it's accessible.
  • Your old bin must be placed out so that it can be swapped for a new one. 
  • You cannot receive a new bin without collection of your old one. Once the rollout is complete, only new bins will be entitled to be collected.
  • Leave your recycling bin out until 6pm the day after collection. If by then it has not been changed over bring it back and place it out again the following collection.

The rollout will follow the recycling bin collection schedule. If your bin’s not swapped the first time, place it out for the next collection and so on…

Why are we getting new recycling bins?

Most recycling bins in Warrnambool are over 20 years old, so it’s time to upgrade. It’s more cost effective to do all bins at the one time. The new bins also have some added features such as a Bin Clip which once done up will stop litter escaping from our recycling bins on windy nights.
The new bins have RFID technology in them which will help reduce lost and stolen bins and help to detect contaminated recycling bins. The new bins are made from 30% recycled plastic. The old bins will be used for spare parts and the plastic component will be recycled into new bins or other plastic products.
*NB: A small number of properties already have their new recycling bin because they are in a new house or have recently lost their old one. You will not get another new bin but it’s important to still place it out as it will be registered to your property and a Bin Clip will be fitted during the rollout.

For specific details about what can be recycled through your kerbside service visit Sustainability Victoria’s “Know Your Recycling’ website:

A word on glass

Glass can still be placed into your yellow lidded recycling bin until you get your glass bin early next year.
This is because at this time VISY is still accepting glass mixed in with the other material. This will change in the future as the State Government has mandated that all councils will provide glass separation options for residents and other processors are already refusing glass.
If you would like to separate your glass before you get your glass bin there is a free glass drop off point for residents at Cleanaway – 355 Koroit St

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