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Hi there,
Welcome to the latest 'Let's get sorted' eNews.

Thank you for embracing the changes to the kerbside bin collection service.


Together we have made a positive impact on the environment since the launch of the four bin system. In the first two months of service we have saved 1,332 tonnes of organic waste from landfill, which has resulted in a reduction of 2,158 tonnes of CO₂ equivalent in greenhouse gas emissions. That would provide enough electricty to power 366 houses for one year.


The public place glass bins diverted over 74,000 kilograms of glass from landfill which has been used in Victorian roads and constuction.


We look forward to sharing more updates with you.

International Compost Awareness Week starts today

International Compost Awareness Week starts today and we're celebrating with a free compost delivery for five lucky residents.


We’ll also be sharing information and tips on starting your own compost, why compost is important and making the most out of your FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) bin.


Let’s work together to close the loop on food waste. We’re all at home more these days so what better time to start composting and get in to the garden. It is a great way to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Win free compost →
Have you joined in the #BinIsolationOuting craze?

The past few weeks has seen people across the world getting dressed up to take out their bins. The bin isolation outings on social media have provided smiles and laughs globally.


Have you joined in? Remember to share and tag us in your photos.

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Free soil health webinars on Friday May 8

Are you a home gardener or farmer who wants to know more about the importance of soil health, how to integrate the use of compost and fertilizers, and how to incorporate compost into your soils?


For International Compost Awareness Week, Council's FOGO processor Biomix will be hosting two webinars with highly regarded soil scientist Declan McDonald.

More information →
Looking for tips on reducing your waste?

Did you know that each year in the Macedon Ranges Shire we throw away approximately 9 million kilograms of waste in landfill?


This would fill approximately 37 Olympic swimming pools or 185 heated lap pools.


We have a new section on our website filled with ideas and tips on reducing your waste at home.

Get inspired →
Transforming Victoria's Recycling Industry

Council welcomed the news of the Victorian Government’s announcement that residents around the state will soon implement a four bin kerbside collection service.


In February, the Victorian Government announced Recycling Victoria, the 10-year action plan to fundamentally transform our recycling sector, reduce waste, create thousands of jobs and set Victoria up for a more sustainable future.

Learn more →
Recycling spotlight: Aluminium
  • Did you know aluminium is 100% recyclable and can be recycled infinitely?
  • An aluminium can could take hundreds of years to start to break down in landfill.
  • The recycling process uses only approximately 5% of the energy required to produce new aluminium from the raw material bauxite.
  • Recycling just one aluminium can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
  • Do you recycle aluminium foil in your yellow lid recycling bin? If not, you can. All you need to do is scrunch it in to a ball, aim for the size of a tennis ball. The bigger the ball of foil, the easier it is to recycle at the recycling facility. 
  • After collection and processing, your recycled aluminium is turned into new aluminium products.

Is there a particular item or material you would like to see in the recycling spotlight? Let us know by emailing Resource_Recovery_Admin@mrsc.vic.gov.au