Household rubbish and recycling bins lined up in a row

Brimbank’s path to improved recycling revealed

Brimbank Council has released its proposed model for households to move to the new four-bin waste and recycling collection service from 1 July 2023.

Under the State Government’s Circular Economy Policy, all Victorian councils must introduce food and garden organics for all households by 2030. A separate glass recycling collection must also be introduced by 2027.

At its 14 December Meeting, Council endorsed a plan to put its proposed new four-bin waste and recycling service model out for community consultation for four weeks. Consultation is expected to occur in early 2022.

Council also approved the introduction of food scraps in green waste bins from 1 July 2022. This means residents who already use Council’s optional green waste bin service will be able to place food scraps in this bin. All residents will be able to add food scraps to green waste bins once the four-bin collection service starts.

These proposed changes align with Council’s aim to improve recycling, increase diversion from landfill, and minimise the municipality’s environmental footprint.

Brimbank proposed four-bin collection service model anticipated to begin in July 2023 includes:

  • A new weekly Food and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection
  • A new monthly glass recycling collection
  • A fortnightly collection of garbage
  • Garbage bin lid changed to red

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