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Waste and Recyclables Kerbside Collection

The Glenelg Shire Council offers a Best Practice kerbside domestic waste and recyclables collection service in the townships of Portland (including Dutton Way),Cape Bridgewater, Nelson, Narrawong, Heywood, Dartmoor, Casterton, Digby, Merino, Mumbannar and Sandford.

The weekly service is provided to all residents within the designated areas of each town, by a Contractor engaged by Glenelg Shire Council.

Collection Service

The kerbside collection service is provided to all residents within the designated areas of each town, by a Contractor engaged by Glenelg Shire Council. The service can include a mix of a 120L waste bin collected weekly and a 240L recycle bin collected fortnightly. Residents in the compulsory town zones must have at least one waste bin and one recycle bin.

Recipients of the kerbside collection service pay an annual garbage charge over and above their normal Council Rates. For the 2021/2022 financial year the annual garbage charge is set at $173.50 (inc GST) per waste bin and $113.20 (inc GST) per recycle bin.

2021 - 2022 Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collection Service Request

For full details of the kerbside collection service and the best way to recycle, click on the 'Guide to Kerbside Garbage and Recycling Collection' link below.

For maps of collection districts, click on the required map link below.

Council's current waste and recyclable collection contractor is:

Wimmera Mallee Waste Pty Ltd
3 Federal St.
Rainbow, Vic. 3424

For Service Difficulties - Contact:
Mr. Graham Nuske on (03)5395 1377 or 0429 151 662.

Residents that do not receive Council's waste collection service may choose to have a collection service provided by a private contractor. Refer to the Telstra Yellow Pages for listings of Waste Collection Contractors.

Optional Kerbside Collection Service

While the service can not extend to every property within the Glenelg Shire, residents are encouraged to utilise the Optional Kerbside Collection Service where possible. For further information on this service, check out the Optional Kerbside Collection Service webpage.

Victorian Kerbside Collection Reforms

The Victorian Government is changing how materials are collected from households to ensure the recycling is of high quality and can be used again to make new products. The Government has announced that all Victorian Council's and Alpine Management Boards will move to a four stream collection system. The system must consist of kerbside collection of waste, co-mingled recycling and FOGO ( food organics and garden organics). The fourth stream is glass and can either be a fourth bin, collection points or a variety of both. The glass service must commence by 2027 and FOGO service in 2030.

For more information on these reforms, please see click here.

Glenelg Shire Council is currently looking at how to best roll out these services. This has caused a further delay in the delivery of FOGO bins that were due to be rolled out in 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID -19 coronavirus pandemic. This implementation will be developed into Council's service contract renewal that is due to expire in February 2023.

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