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City of Ballarat bin sticker
The following statement is in response to questions from The Courier regarding a sticker that was placed on a resident's bin.
Our green waste collection service is compulsory for residential properties between 250m2 and 4000m2 with a detached house in Ballarat and is currently on a green waste route. All other residential properties can opt into the service if they would like by calling Customer Service. Green waste can also be taken to the Transfer Station.
Don’t dump your DIY junk
Don’t put DIY project waste in your yellow recycling bin. Contamination in our recycling bins is usually around 16% but is now at 20% to 25%, with a lot of this including DIY project waste.
What can I recycle?
We want to get our contamination rate of recycling bins down to zero and reduce how much waste is going to landfill.
The contents of your rubbish bin go directly to our landfill in Smythesdale. Taking rubbish to landfill is the least preferred way to get rid of rubbish in Australia. The City of Ballarat is here to help reduce how much waste is going to landfill. Your rubbish bin should only have household waste that cannot be recycled through your yellow or green lid bins, or other recycling options such as Pass on Glass drop off sites or the Transfer Sta...
Syringes and sharps
In partnership with Ballarat Community Health Centre, a free needle/syringe exchange program is available for Insulin dependent persons. Sharps must be stored in an approved sharps container and delivered to the Environmental Health Unit for disposal (25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat). A free replacement container will be provided. This is available for the community and not for commercial businesses/activities. If you are a business usi...