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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. The best way to reduce food waste is to plan your meals, shop to a list, only purchase what you need, store your food correctly and learn t...
The City of Ballarat green waste collection service is provided to urban residential properties with a detached house in Ballarat between 250m2 and 4000m2 and is currently on a green waste route. Green bins are collected on the opposite week to recycling. On collection day the bin needs to be placed on the kerbside one metre apart and away from parked cars and trees. The maximum weight for collection is 70kg. If the bins are heavi...
eWaste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. It covers a whole range of items from phones and refrigerators to fluorescent light tubes: Large appliances Refrigerators Washing Machines Cookers Microwaves Electric fans Air conditioners Small appliances Irons Toasters ...
Transfer Station gate fees 2020-21
Products by cubic metre (fees remain until released) Products by item (fees remain until released)
We provide residential and street litter waste collection services. If you need your business waste collected, you will need to contact a private waste service.
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...
The Transfer Station remains open and is only accepting vouchers from residents and card-based payment. Open hours Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm. Weekends: 10am-4pm. Public holidays: 10am-4pm Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday: closed Location 119 Gillies Street South, Alfredton. How much will this cost? See our pricing page for a breakdown of items and prices. For i...
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.  ...
From plastic to fantastic
It is hard to imagine that plastic bread bags can be transformed into furniture or outdoor signs but the evidence is everywhere you look, particularly here in Ballarat.
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.