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.

Changes to Bin Collection are coming

Ballarat is getting a new system for kerbside bin collection.

Find out more here


Container deposit scheme

The Victorian State Government has introduced a container deposit scheme, CDS Vic, active from 1 November 2023. The scheme will reward Victorians with a 10-cent refund for every eligible can, carton and bottle they return.

Find your nearest container deposit point