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All residential properties will have a 140L rubbish bin and a 240L recycling bin. Properties that are rated as a detached home and between 250m2 and 4000m2 will also receive a 240L green waste bin. Rubbish bins are collected weekly and recycling and green waste bins are collected on alternate fortnights.
Leave the bag out
In 2019, Ballarat residents heeded the call to ‘pass on glass’ and leave glass bottles and jars out of their yellow-lidded recycling bins. Now it’s time to ‘leave the bag out’.
Tucked away in Mitchell Park’s industrial area is a perfect example of the circular economy in action.
Data flows from Lake Wendouree
A new project harnessing smart technology is not only helping Lake Wendouree users make the most of their visits, it’s also changing the way the lake is managed and could provide a template to help the City of Ballarat work smarter across its operations.
The contents of your rubbish bin go directly to our landfill in Smythesdale. Taking rubbish to landfill is the least preferred way to get rid of rubbish in Australia. The City of Ballarat is here to help reduce how much waste is going to landfill. Your rubbish bin should only have household waste that cannot be recycled through your yellow or green lid bins, or other recycling options such as REDcycle.
REDcycle your soft plastics | ourballarat Spring 2021
Municipalities and waste processing facilities across the state are facing a soft plastics crisis with soft plastics contaminating kerbside recycling collections. Don’t bin your soft plastics – our yellow lid recycling bins are a ‘No bag zone’. Instead, place your soft plastics in the REDcycle bin at your local supermarket.
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 th...
Our green waste collection service is compulsory for residential properties between 250m2 and 4000m2 with a detached house in Ballarat and is currently on a green waste route. All other residential properties can opt into the service if they would like by calling Customer Service. Green waste can also be taken to the Transfer Station.
Did you know there are more than 280 bins located across our city? Unfortunately, not all litter makes it to these bins. Loose litter is a major burden on our resources, with our staff and contractors spending more than 88,000 hours every year collecting stray litter. This is not the only sort of street cleaning we undertake - our officers are on the streets daily cleaning kerbs and footpaths, maintaining our beautiful bluestone gutte...
Food waste is wasted money for households, costing the average Victorian household $2,200 per year. Food sent to landfill also wastes all the resources, including water, required to grow, harvest, transport, package and sell produce. If food is sent to landfill it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas.