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Council supports the waste reduction and recycling initiatives of EcoRecycle Victoria.
Council provides a recycling collection service within its garbage collection districts and provides recyclable material collection facilities at all controlled landfill and transfer station sites.
| General Recycling|
|The separation of recyclable materials from the general waste stream is an important part of EcoRecycle Victoria's Towards Zero Waste Strategy. |
Glenelg Shire provides a kerbside recyclable materials collection service along with its kerbside garbage collection service. The townships of Portland, Heywood, Casterton, Merino and Sandford receive this service. Details can be found on the Waste and Recyclables Collection Service page (see link above).
The waste management facilities (landfills and transfer stations) at Portland, Heywood, Merino and Casterton also offer facilities for the drop-off of recyclable materials.
Recyclable materials that are accepted free of charge are:
- Unbroken glass bottles and jars
- Steel and aluminium cans
- Plastic bottles and containers (type 1 to 7)
- Steel and other scrap metal
- Cardboard and Paper
- Soft Plastics (ie clean paperbags and gladwrap)
Note: Commercial quantities of recyclables (>1m3) are not accepted at landfills.
Do not package recyclables into plastic bags - place all items into your recycle bin separately.
All recyclable materials collected are transported to Green Triangle Recyclers facility in Portland for further separation and packaging prior to sale to material processors.
Materials NOT suitable for recycling are:
- Syringes and Needles
- Broken glass, crockery, mirrors
- Polystyrene (foam)
- Waxed cardboard
- Food Waste and Garden Clippings
- General Household Waste
| Silage Wrap Recycling|
|The Glenelg Shire Council has initiated the new Plasback program, an opportunity for farmers to recycle their disused silage wrap. |
Drop off locations within the Glenelg Shire include Portland Landfill, Heywood Transfer Station and Casterton Landfill/Transfer Station.
For information on where to purchase your TAPEX liner bags visit the Plasback website, via the external weblink below.