Glass recycling

Recycling in Ballarat changed in 2019 and our recycling company is unable to take glass to recycle. To keep recycling glass, we have a local contractor who can recycle glass for us. To recycle your glass, you will need to keep glass out of the yellow-lidded kerbside recycling bins and take your glass recycling to a Pass on Glass site in Ballarat. Please remove the lids and, if possible, labels off all glass bottles and jars before taking them to a Pass on Glass site.  

Image of glass bottles waiting to be recycled

Where are the Pass on Glass sites?

It is FREE to take your glass to any of the Pass on Glass drop-off sites, located at:

  • Ballarat Transfer Station, 119 Gillies Street South, Alfredton (no waste voucher needed). 
  • Coltman Plaza Shopping Centre car park 
  • Eastwood Street Shopping Centre carpark (south west corner) near the Ballarat Police Station
  • Bradbury's Lane, Bakery Hill
  • Midvale Shopping Centre, 2/1174 Geelong Road, Mount Clear  
  • Buninyong Recreation Reserve, Buninyong (please be aware of restricted  access during Buninyong Football and Netball Home Games)
  • Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club, Rubicon Street entrance near bus exchange
  • Miners Rest General Store, Miners Rest
  • Stockland Wendouree near MyCar service centre

Map of Pass on Glass sites


More information about the recycling change



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