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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’.
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What should I do? Join the thousands of Ballarat residents who recycle the right way. From 30 September 2019: STOP putting glass is your yellow recycling bin Re-use glass products such as jars when possible Take your glass bottles or jars to one of Council’s free glass drop-off sites OR you can put glass bottles and jars in your rubbish bin and they will go to landfill Clean, plastic containers from your kitchen...
NO GLASS in recycling bins from Monday 30 September 2019. NO glass is allowed in the yellow recycling bin (alternate glass deposit is available) Continue to recycle paper, cardboard and clean cans Clean plastic containers from your kitchen, laundry and bathroom are the only plastics we can accept View recyclingballarat.com for more information. The City of Ballarat is aiming for zero contamination in recyclin...
Passing on our glass
Glass was one of the first materials many of us remember separating for recycling – whether through the return systems (milk bottles, soft drinks) or in crates for recycling as kerbside collection came into practice. With the way we recycle continuing to change, the City of Ballarat is leading the way in glass recycling with its Pass on Glass initiative.
Tucked away in Mitchell Park’s industrial area is a perfect example of the circular economy in action.
Why has Australia had a recycling crisis?
For many years, much of Victoria's recycling material, including glass, has been collected, bailed up and shipped overseas for processing. This is no longer an option. Australia is now competing with other countries to access smaller and shrinking markets – particularly for glass. The need to find a sustainable new approach to recycling became more urgent after the collapse of SKM which collected recyclables for more than 30 Vic...
We would like to thank our Pass on Glass partners: Alfred Square Coltman Plaza Stockland Wendouree Miners Rest General Store “We at Alfred Square understand the value of recycling and are excited to jump on board with the Pass on Glass initiative through providing an alternative and convenient recycling option for the community. Being a central location in the heart of Ballarat, we understand the importance of providing...
A dedicated group of volunteers is recycling bikes and donating them back to the community. The City of Ballarat is partnering with this Y Ballarat initiative to encourage more primary school students to walk, ride or scoot to school when restrictions ease.
We supply bins to the ratepayer or property as part of our waste collection service. Available bins: 140L with a red lid for general waste 240L with a yellow lid for recycling 240L with a light green lid for green waste We do not deliver bins to your property unless it is occupied to reduce the occurrence of bins being stolen. Bins we provide must remain at the property for the next occupant.  ...