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We supply bins to the ratepayer or property as part of our waste collection service. Available bins: 140L with a red lid for general waste 240L with a yellow lid for recycling 240L with a light green lid for green waste We do not deliver bins to your property unless it is occupied to reduce the occurrence of bins being stolen. Bins we provide must remain at the property for the next occupant.  ...
Leave the bag out
In 2019, Ballarat residents heeded the call to ‘pass on glass’ and leave glass bottles and jars out of their yellow-lidded recycling bins. Now it’s time to ‘leave the bag out’.
Tucked away in Mitchell Park’s industrial area is a perfect example of the circular economy in action.
Data flows from Lake Wendouree
A new project harnessing smart technology is not only helping Lake Wendouree users make the most of their visits, it’s also changing the way the lake is managed and could provide a template to help the City of Ballarat work smarter across its operations.
The City of Ballarat green waste collection service is provided to urban residential properties with a detached house in Ballarat between 250m2 and 4000m2 and is currently on a green waste route. Green bins are collected on the opposite week to recycling. On collection day the bin needs to be placed on the kerbside one metre apart and away from parked cars and trees. The maximum weight for collection is 70kg. If the bins are heavi...
Did you know there are more than 280 bins located across our city? Unfortunately, not all litter makes it to these bins. Loose litter is a major burden on our resources, with our staff and contractors spending more than 88,000 hours every year collecting stray litter. This is not the only sort of street cleaning we undertake - our officers are on the streets daily cleaning kerbs and footpaths, maintaining our beautiful bluestone gutte...
NO GLASS in recycling bins from Monday 30 September 2019. NO glass is allowed in the yellow recycling bin (alternate glass deposit is available) Continue to recycle paper, cardboard and clean cans Clean plastic containers from your kitchen, laundry and bathroom are the only plastics we can accept View recyclingballarat.com for more information. The City of Ballarat is aiming for zero contamination in recyclin...
Food waste is wasted money for households, costing the average Victorian household $2,200 per year. Food sent to landfill also wastes all the resources, including water, required to grow, harvest, transport, package and sell produce. If food is sent to landfill it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The best way to reduce food waste is to plan your meals, shop to a list, only purchase what you need, store your food correctly and learn t...
FAQs and further resources
What should I do? Join the thousands of Ballarat residents who recycle the right way. From 30 September 2019: STOP putting glass is your yellow recycling bin Re-use glass products such as jars when possible Take your glass bottles or jars to one of Council’s free glass drop-off sites OR you can put glass bottles and jars in your rubbish bin and they will go to landfill Clean, plastic containers from your kitchen...
Passing on our glass
Glass was one of the first materials many of us remember separating for recycling – whether through the return systems (milk bottles, soft drinks) or in crates for recycling as kerbside collection came into practice. With the way we recycle continuing to change, the City of Ballarat is leading the way in glass recycling with its Pass on Glass initiative.