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Are you ready for National Recycling Week?

There are some pretty exiciting initiatives happening as we approach the end of the year.

Planet Ark's National Recycling Week is just around the corner, which is perfect timing with the launch of Council's new soft plastic recycling trial! 


We have kicked some pretty big goals together in 2021 with the launch of FOGO going shire-wide and commitments to phasing out single-use plastics. We know our community is passionate about recycling and minimising waste, we could like to congratulate the community on their amazing efforts and results this year.

Do you recycle your soft plastics?

What are soft plastics?
Soft plastics are plastics that can be scrunched in your hand and bounce back to their original shape or flexible films such as bubble wrap or cling wrap.

Soft plastics cannot be recycled through the commingled kerbside recycling bin (yellow lid) as they can get stuck in the trucks and sorting machinery. Soft plastics can be recycled through specialist recycling services.

A recent audit of kerbside general waste bins (red or dark green lid bin) showed that up to 70% of the general waste was soft plastics. If a household wishes to reduce their household waste and recycle more, they can do so by collecting their soft plastics in a bag and dropping them at a Transfer Station.

Visit our website to learn more about the trial and for the list of accepted items.

Learn more →
National Recycling Week 2021 is here!

National Recycling Week, established by Planet Ark in 1996, is held every year during the second week of November (8 to 14 of November 2021). This year its the 25th anniversary celebration! Therefore, the focus of 2021 is:

Celebrate National Recycling Week YOUR way!

Get involved →
Supporting Australian made with our FOGO liners

Next time you pick up some FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) caddy liners from a customer service centre or transfer station, you might notice a slightly different look.

Council uses different suppliers and with this order we are supporting Australian made. The new liners appear a slightly different shade of green than our previous liners but remember when looking at compostable bags and products it’s not the colour to look for, it’s the certification and symbols.

Remember, you don’t need to line your caddy with a liner. You can try using newspaper or paper towel. Learn more about lining your FOGO caddy on our website.

More about FOGO →
Is your garden summer ready?

It's that time of the year... free mulch for residents!

Spring has sprung and what better time to get your garden summer ready? Grab your trailer and head down to your local transfer station to grab some free self-loaded mulch for your garden.

Visit our website for more details and transfer station locations.

Find a location →
Have you downloaded our new MRSC Waste App?

Do you get confused some weeks with which bin to put out? Council's new waste app has been very popular among many residents with the bin night reminder function

Residents are encouraged to use the new MRSC Waste App to easily find their collection day, access in depth information about what goes in which bin, and to receive collection day reminders.

More information →
Looking for sustainable gift giving ideas?

With the holiday season just around the corner are you looking for sustainable and low waste inspiration this year?

Environment Victoria has some great suggestions for your loved ones this festive season where you can support local, protect the environment and reduce waste.

Get inspired→
Recycling spotlight: Plastic bottle lids and caps

Along with soft plastics in our new six month trial, at transfer stations you will find new recycling bins for plastic bottle lids and caps as well as plastic bread bag tags.

Plastic bottle lids and caps must be removed from bottles before placing bottle in the recycling bin (yellow lid) because they are made from a different type of plastic to the bottle. Because of their size, lids and caps are hard to recycle as they can get lost in the recycling process.


Remember to place your plastic bottle lids and caps in a plastic bag and take with you on your next transfer station visit!