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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.
Repurposing our green waste | ourballarat autumn 2022
If you have a green waste bin you can dispose of prunings, small branches, flowers, grass, weeds and your autumn leaves. Our green waste is given a second life at a local processing centre, where it is converted into high grade compost for the agricultural sector. The City of Ballarat will soon also consult with residents about adding food waste to our green waste collection.
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.
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.
Rethinking our recycling and waste collections | ourballarat summer 2022-23
By 2030, all households in Victoria will have access to the same waste and recycling services, separating their waste and recycling into four streams - food organics and garden organics (FOGO), glass, mixed recycling and household waste. The City of Ballarat is asking you to have your say to help us shape the future of our kerbside waste and recycling collections.
Don’t dump your DIY junk
Don’t put DIY project waste in your yellow recycling bin. Contamination in our recycling bins is usually around 16% but is now at 20% to 25%, with a lot of this including DIY project waste.
Managing our hazardous household waste | ourballarat winter 2021
Batteries are the leading cause of fires in landfill and recycling facilities and are a major risk to people and the environment when not disposed of safely.
The City of Ballarat Transfer Station can take green waste, hard waste, recycling, and chemical waste. The transfer station has resumed paint disposal. Details below.
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.