Council performs regular bin inspections to provide feedback for residents and ensure the right things are being place in the right bins.
Why do we inspect bins?
Council is committed to reducing waste to landfill by reusing and recycling as many resources as possible. The new four-bin kerbside collection service is designed to help the community to separate and sort materials.
Different materials require different processes to be recycled and contamination of recyclables can be reduced if residents put materials in the correct bin.
The wrong things in the wrong bin can lead to entire truckloads being contaminated and being taken to land fill.
The bin inspection program is part of a broader education program that will help the community work together to reduce emissions.
I have received a tag on my bin. What do I do?
If you received a tag on your bin, it could be for a few different reasons. Please see the images below of the different tags you may receive.
The tag will be marked with the problem; e.g. Polystyrene in recycling bin, rubbish in glass-only bin, bin overloaded or compacted.
Please remove the item/fix the issue and contact Council on (03) 5422 0333 to discuss options for your bin. Council will not collect a contaminated bin until the next scheduled collection cycle.
After your bin has been collected you can tear off the cardboard tag and place it in your recycling bin.
Bin tag examples