Collection Delays - 06/03/2013
Due to mechanical problems with several of the City’s garbage trucks we are experiencing delays in rubbish collections. Some collections are 1 to 2 days later than normal. Please leave your bins out and Council will collect your rubbish. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Residential Garbage and Recycling Calendar.
To find out when your Grabage and Recycling days are enter your address below and search, or download the 2012/13 Waste Calendar and 2012/13 Waste Reference Guide
Bin Placement for Collection! Your bin will be emptied into the garbage truck using a side-operating mechanical arm, therefore, correct placement of your bin on collection day is necessary as follows:
- have the handle and wheels of the bin facing your house, and the opening of the bin facing the road
- place the bin half a metre apart from the recycling bin
- do not place the bin behind parked cars or near trees or other obstructions.
- do not overfill your bin or place anything on top of your bin
Have your bin correctly placed by 6.00am on collection days.
- Transfer Station
The transfer station provides an opportunity for Ballarat residents to assist Council in further reducing the volume of material going to landfill
- Chemical Waste
Household chemicals and toxins should never be dumped or thrown away in the rubbish. Find out about safe disposal and assistance available.
- Greenwaste and Leaves
A kerbside green waste collection service is available to all residents on a user pays basis.
- Recycling & Reducing Waste
Since the two bin system was introduced to Ballarat in 1996, the community has embraced the kerbside service, and it is estimated that 95% of residents now use kerbside recycling
The landfill is not open to the public. The site is located on the Glenelg Highway approximately 2km north of the Smythesdale township.
The Environmental Protection Act 1970prohibits the depositing of litter in the environment and also the distribution of material that may become litter, such as flyer's under windscreen wipers
- What Happens To Your Waste?
- Collection Map
Changes To Collection Maps Garbage
What should and should not go into bins.
Garbage is anything that cannot be reused, recycled or composted. For used motor oils, tyres & car batteries visit the Gillies Street Transfer Station.
- Waste that cannot be reused, recycled or composted
- Stoneware & ceramics
- Pyrex & cookware
- Light globes
- Household batteries
- Soft plastics (shopping bags, cling wrap)
- Hot ashes
- Acids or chemicals
- Glass bottles & jars
- Recyclable plastics
- Steel & aluminium cans
- Aluminium foil
See the "What To Recycle to Where Guide" for a comprehensive listing of what can be recylced!
Not everything that can be recycled can be recycled through your recycling bin. As a rule, your yellow lidded kerbside bin can be used to recycle paper and cardboard and all rigid disposable food and drink containers. See pictures below.
There are many other things that can be recycled in Ballarat. To find out about where, see the "What To Recycle to Where" Guide which provides information about what can and can't be recycled through kerbside services and other facilities in Ballarat.
Related Links and Sites
New, Damaged or Replacement Bins
Garbage bins in the City of Ballarat are purchased by the ratepayer. Bins can be ordered by phone or purchased directly from Ballarat Regional Industries (BRI) at:
6 Neerim Crescent Wendouree
Phone: (03) 5342 6500
Garbage bins are available in 140 litre and 80 litre sizes to the public at a cost of $72.00 (GST inclusive) for 80 litre and $80.00 (GST inclusive) for 140 litre. Bins can be delivered within the municipality for an additional $15.00 (GST inclusive).
If your bin's lid, hinges or wheels are damaged, the parts can be purchased from Ballarat Regional Industries (BRI). If the damage to your bin is unrepairable, then you will have to purchase a replacement bin.
Garbage Bins can be paid for by credit card, eftpos, cash or cheque.
Recycle Bins are the property of the City of Ballarat and provided as a part of the cities recycling goals. Bins are 240 litre and have a yellow lid to demote recycling.
Contact the council if you require a new recycling bin or if your bin is stolen or damaged.