Ballarat residents are being assured that they still have access to Waste Services following the City of Ballarat’s decision to activate its Recovery Pandemic 2020 Plan in the wake of COVID-19.

However, the COVID-19 situation is fluid, and Waste Services are subject to any further restrictions imposed by state and federal governments.

Kerbside collection
All three kerbside collection bin services will continue to the existing service schedule.

Please note usual waste collection times may differ, so we are asking everyone to be patient.
To report a missed bin, contact the City of Ballarat Customer Service team on 5320 5500.

As people may be in self-isolation at home, it’s critical that bins are correctly placed on the kerbside. 

View the 2020-21 collection calendar.

Ballarat Transfer Station
Ballarat Transfer Station will remain open on weekdays (8am – 4pm) and weekends (10am – 4pm), but with some important changes.

The Transfer Station is currently only accepting vouchers from residents and card-based payment. 

In compliance with the public gathering requirements, only two people will be allowed into the facility at any time. Traffic management practices may change throughout the day to manage peaks in visitation.

Please remain patient and pay attention to onsite staff at all times.

Pass on Glass drop-off sites  
Pass on Glass drop-off sites will remain in open, however, the City of Ballarat is no longer delivering Pass on Glass crates. 
We ask residents not to place glass in their yellow-lidded recycle bins but continue to access the Pass on Glass drop-off sites located at: 

  • Transfer Station, 119 Gillies Street South, Alfredton  

  •  Coltman Plaza Shopping Centre car park 

  • Midvale Shopping Centre, 2/1174 Geelong Road, Mount Clear 

  • Buninyong Recreation Reserve, Buninyong  

  • Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club, Rubicon Street entrance 

  • Miners Rest General Store 

  • Stockland Wendouree, near MyCar service centre 

How to place your bin on the street

Please have your bins placed correctly by 6am on collection days.

Correct placement:

  • bin handle and wheels facing your house and the bin opening facing the road
  • bins 50cm apart from each other
  • do not place bins behind parked cars, near trees or other obstructions
  • do not overfill or place anything on top of your binsBin placement diagram


Video: Correct bin placement explained


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