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Hi there,
Second anniversary of four bin service!

We’re super proud to be one of the first councils in Victoria to have introduced a four bin system; and in February 2022 we sucessfully completed two years of the new service.


Thank you to everyone for your cooperation and patience during this transition. Your efforts have paid off in achieving fruitful results.

What did we achieve together in two years?

♻️ 17,513 tonnes of organic waste has been diverted from landfill and turned into valuable compost for farms, parks and gardens across the state.

♻️ 3,683 tonnes of glass has been processed into aggregate for use in construction projects.

♻️ 3,066 tonnes of materials have been recycled instead of ending up in landfill.



Keep up the great work! Together we can continue to reduce waste and keep our shire beautiful and sustainable.

Waste A-Z guide →
Have a little one in nappies?

Are you a new parent, parent to be or a primary caretaker?


We want to hear from all type of nappy users – whether you are using disposable nappies, you have tried reusable nappies and decided they aren’t for you, you are using both, or you are a reusable nappy loyalist. Survey closes on 18 May.

Complete the survey →
Do you need compost?

FOGO could be coming back to you as Australian Standard compost, to help your garden flourish! 


Let us know your thoughts on purchasing compost by taking a short survey by 20 May.




Complete the survey →
New waste strategy 2021-26

Our new Waste and Resource Recovery Management Strategy is now ready for public viewing. It contains measurable targets and actions we’re continuing to work towards over the next five years.

Read on →
Detox your home

Registrations are open for Sustainability Victoria's 'Detox your home' free events at Daylesford and Ballan on 18 June.


This is your chance to safely get rid of everyday household chemicals like weed killer, cleaning products, old cooking oil, cosmetics etc. Places are limited so don’t miss out.

Register now →
Soft plastics trial update

The six month trial which started on October last year is being well received and turned out to be a huge sucess. So far, we have recovered around 600 cubic metres of soft plastics from going to landfill.


Good news! Council is looking at options to make the service permanent to support recycling and reduce waste to landfill.

Learn more →
Need caddy liners?

Replacement liners and additional caddies are available for purchase from your local transfer station or customer service centres.

Find out more →
Free mulch all year round

Head down to your local transfer station to grab free self-loaded mulch for your garden.


Delivery is also available within the shire (fees apply).

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