Recycling in Ballarat
We want to get our contamination rate of recycling bins down to zero and reduce how much waste is going to landfill.
Up to 16% of items that are placed in our recycling bins cannot be recycled.
Not transporting waste back to landfill would save about 22,000km each year. That equals about 200 semi-trailers loads, or 4900 tonnes, from Ballarat to Melbourne, and would save about 75 tonnes a year of greenhouse gases from reduced heavy vehicle transport each year.