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Hi there,
2022, wow what a year!

It's been a big year for waste and recycling in the shire. Together we have achieved great landfill diversion rates, won awards for innovation in the region and continue to search for solutions to waste less and recycle more.


We would like to thank the community for the ongoing support and passion for keeping Macedon Ranges beautiful!


There will be lots happening in 2023, we look forward to working with you and achieving great things in the new year. 

Have you completed our recycling survey?

Did you know that contamination is an ongoing issue, accounting for around 20% of recycling collected? Major contaminants in the recycling bin are soft plastics, bagged recycling, coffee cups and glass.


Contaminated bins affect the quality of recycled materials, items get stuck in the plant machinery and may affect the entire load by ending up in the landfill. Hazardous items are another major contaminant that does not belong in any bin.

Please take our short survey to help us understand how we can make recycling easier for you.

To thank you for your time, at the end of the survey, you can enter a lucky draw to win one of three $200 visa gift card vouchers.

Take the survey→
Romsey soft plastics trial

Council has launched an innovative kerbside soft plastics recycling collection trial in Romsey to support the community to reduce waste and recycle more.


The materials collected in the trial stay here, in Victoria, for recycling into new plastic products.


The trial is not affiliated with RedCycle and is not affected by the pause of the RedCycle program.

Find out more →
Yes, we are still recycling!

Not in Romsey and want to continue recycling your soft plastics?


Our transfer station soft plastics drop-off recycling is still up and running.


Please check the list of accepted items on our website as there are some differences to what you could previously recycle through supermarket drop-offs and in the Romsey soft plastics collection trial.


See the list →
Council wins award for innovative four-bin system

We very proud to have won an award for the innovative Four Bin System (Let’s get sorted) at the Waste and Innovation Recycling Awards held in October. The initiative won the regional category of most Outstanding WARR (Waste and Resource Recovery) Project.

Continue reading →
Victorian Single-Use Plastics Ban

Are you ready for the ban? From 1 February 2023, the following items are banned for supply and purchase in Victoria: single-use plastic drinking straws and stirrers, cutlery, plates, plastic cotton buds, food service items and drink containers made from expanded polystyrene.

More about the ban →
Reduce your plastic this party season

Council has supplied participating neighbourhood houses with reusable kids party kits to help support the community in eliminating single-use plastics. Some businesses and residents are also getting involved by starting their own party kits. Jump on to the Party Kit Network website to learn more and find your local party kit!

I'm ready to party →
Looking for more sustainable festive ideas?

Maybe you're planning to shop local this festive season? Ditching the single-use dinnerware or going searching for the perfect living Christmas tree. Perhaps you don't know where to start? Check out Sustainability Victoria's website with a list to get you started.

Get inspired →
Recycling tip: Flatten those boxes!

Some weeks do you find yourself running out of space in your recycling bin? We often see during our bin inspections some residents forgetting to crush or flatten cardboard boxes. Make the most of that space, especially during the festive season.

More on recycling →
Public holidays and bin collections

There are no changes to collections this holiday season. Please put your bins out as usual on your usual collection day.
Remember you can download the MRSC waste app from the app store on your smart phone and set reminders for bin day.

More about bin day →