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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.
Repurposing our green waste | ourballarat autumn 2022
If you have a green waste bin you can dispose of prunings, small branches, flowers, grass, weeds and your autumn leaves. Our green waste is given a second life at a local processing centre, where it is converted into high grade compost for the agricultural sector. The City of Ballarat will soon also consult with residents about adding food waste to our green waste collection.
How are my rates calculated?
General rates are calculated using the valuation of your property and the rating differential rate in the dollar.All properties are valued annually by independent professional valuers appointed by the Valuer-General Victoria. The value is determined by sales of similar properties in the local area. If the property market is experiencing high or low sales, this will be reflected in that year’s valuation.
Preparing for fire season with free green waste week
The City of Ballarat is helping residents prepare their properties for the upcoming fire season with free green waste week. Between Saturday 12 November and Sunday 20 November, residents can drop off their domestic green waste free of charge at City of Ballarat Transfer Station. Despite recent and forecasted wet weather, it is important residents are prepared for the upcoming fire season. Now is the time to identif...
Managing our hazardous household waste | ourballarat winter 2021
Batteries are the leading cause of fires in landfill and recycling facilities and are a major risk to people and the environment when not disposed of safely.
Rethinking our recycling and waste collections | ourballarat summer 2022-23
By 2030, all households in Victoria will have access to the same waste and recycling services, separating their waste and recycling into four streams - food organics and garden organics (FOGO), glass, mixed recycling and household waste. The City of Ballarat is asking you to have your say to help us shape the future of our kerbside waste and recycling collections.