THINK RECYCLE WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Not sure what can be recycled in your yellow lidded household recycling bin?
Then click here to go to the Think Recycle website for an A-Z guide, search function, tips, recycling game, mobile phone APP and a variety of educational resources. There is also a video that shows how your recycling is sorted at the SKM Materials Recovery Facility.
(please note this information is relevant for the Member Councils of BRWMG and Golden Plains Shire)
The Region’s contractor for the receival of recycling from the household recycling bin (SKM Recycling) has announced the introduction of additional products that can be placed into the yellow-lidded recycling bin.
Residents in the Barwon Region (Borough of Queenscliffe, City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire and Surf Coast Shire) and Golden Plains Shire, can now also include in their household recycling bin:
- metal pots and pans (no glass lids)
- empty household rigid plastic containers (no motor oil or hazardous material containers); and
- plastic toys (no batteries).
This is a proactive approach in reducing waste to landfill and placing back into the recycling stream products that can be recycled to manufacture new products.
Click here to view the poster
Barwon Waste and Recycling Guide
Waste Management and Recycling Centres in Geelong and Surrounding Areas
Waste management and recycling centres in Barwon Region
Soils Management Organisations in the Barwon Region
Soils management organisations in the Barwon Region database
Resource Recovery Centres
There are 12 Resource Recovery Centres located across the Barwon Region- these are centres where you can take all sorts of rubbish and recyclables. Each one is different so click on the following links to find out more about the one nearest you.
City of Greater Geelong- Douro Street, Fyansford, Point Henry, Drysdale
Colac Otway Shire- Colac, Birregurra, Alvie, Marengo
Surf Coast Shire- Anglesea, Lorne, Deans Marsh, Winchelsea
Resource Recovery Centres are not the tip, they are a collection point for a range of different recyclable materials as well as general garbage. By sorting your load you can save the environment and you can save your money. Remember unsorted loads cop the maximum fee- to find out more about how to best use a Resource Recovery Centre, click here
Blinky Bulb- Fluoro Tube and Globe Recycling Program
Residents- you can now recycle your old fluoro tubes and globes by taking them to a participating drop-off point.
Database of Blinky Bulb drop-off points
Commercial Fluoro Tube and Globe Recycling
Commercial contractors and businesses can recycled fluoro tubes and globes through the following service providers:
Chemsal- Ph 03 9369 4222
CMA Eco Cycle- Ph 03 9308 9415
Other Recycling Guides
Don't dump it, recycle it! This is the Planet Ark and Sensis 'Recycling Near You' website. You can search for local recycling information either by Council AREA or PRODUCT.
Enter your Postcode, Suburb or Council Name in one of the forms below to find where you can recycle in your local area.
Pre-loved mobile phones, batteries and accessories can now be recycled at any of 1000-plus mobile phone retail stores across Australia displaying the MobileMuster sign: For more information or to find your nearest collection point, visit www.mobilemuster.com.au
Recycle clean farm chemical containers with drumMUSTER www.drummuster.com.au
Learn about ChemClear® www.chemclear.com.au
For more information click here
Waste Exchange Database
Waste management database linking recycling companies with recycling materials.
WastePro provides a facility to help meet the aspirations of the whole of industry in proper environmental and waste management, by providing assistance, guidance, training and advice on all forms of waste, thus enabling businesses to meet the objectives of sustainable waste management set by government. Waste eXchange database provides a facility to allow communication between generators of waste and potential recyclers. Waste eXchange database
The National Return and Disposal of Unwanted Medicines Ltd, known as the RUM program, is a national not-for-profit company, set up to enable consumers to return unwanted or out-of-date medicines to any pharmacy, at any time. To find out more click here.