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.
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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.