THE Southern Grampians Shire is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and it is crucial for residents to dispose of items in the correct kerbside bins.
There are currently three dark green kerbside bins with different lid colours - recycling bins with yellow lids, garbage bins with red lids, and Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) bins with green lids.
All three bins are collected by the shire’s contractor, Wheelie Waste, and brought to the Hamilton Transfer Station for redistribution.
Kerbside recycling bins are then transferred from the Hamilton Transfer Station to Visy’s Material Recover Facility (MRF) in Campbellfield, Melbourne.
Items allowed in recycling bins include all types of paper such as magazines, pamphlets, note pads, envelopes, and office paper (remove soft plastic from newspapers and magazines); all types of cardboard including archive boxes, food boxes and packing boxes (no waxed cardboard, and remove food scraps); plastic including bottles and containers (yoghurt containers and fruit punnets are recyclable, but keep lids and labels on plastic bottles); steel including food containers and aerosol cans (no need to rinse out steel containers, but remove food liquid); aluminium including foil, drink cans and aerosol cans (remember to scrunch foil into a loose ball); glass including bottles and jars (keep unbroken where possible).
The following items are not allowed in recycling bins as they not only interfere with the recycling sorting process, but they can also harm the MRF workers
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