The way that we use our bins will be changing in the coming years.

The State Government is driving a new waste and recovery system to reduce the amount of items going into landfill. Every household in the state will have a new bin system through Council to make this happen.

By 2030, Councils in Victoria will have a bin system that separates waste into:

  • Landfill waste (red lid)
  • Recyclables (yellow lid)
  • Food and garden organics (including scraps, garden waste and weeds) (lime green lid)
  • Glass (purple lid or a local drop-off service)

We are starting to plan for the rollout of the new bin system in Yarra Ranges starting towards the end of 2023, but wanted to hear from you first. So, last year we asked you what was important when thinking about community waste.

We have taken the large number of replies, collected the themes, analysed the data and prepared a summary report for you. The draft plan and the details will be available for community comment before the end of the year.

View the Draft Community Waste and Resource Recovery Plan here.