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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.
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.
We provide residential and street litter waste collection services. If you need your business waste collected, you will need to contact a private waste service.
Electronic waste, or eWaste, is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. It covers a whole range of items from phones and refrigerators to fluorescent light tubes.
Waste to Wellbeing Program
The City of Ballarat’s Waste to Wellbeing program is working to empower the Ballarat community and businesses to improve social and economic wellbeing, using activities like reselling, reusing, sharing, repairing and composting to keep value and create value from our waste. Working with Circular Economy Victoria we are mapping out all the great circular economy initiatives taking place to encourage our community to avoid landfi...
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.
From waste to wellbeing | ourballarat spring 2022
The City of Ballarat’s Waste to Wellbeing program is working to empower the Ballarat community and businesses to improve social and economic wellbeing, using activities like reselling, reusing, sharing, repairing and composting to keep and create value from our waste.