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Hi there,
We've got a lot in store for 2024.

Sign up for one of our modern cloth nappy workshops. Apply for our reusable product rebate. If you're a secondary school in the shire, apply for our grant program

Making cloth nappies work for you!

Whether it's for cost savings, waste reduction or health benefits for your child, switching to reusable nappies is easier than you think. 


Not sure where to get started? Register now for our modern cloth nappy workshop on Saturday 17 February. All attendees receive a $20 gift voucher to Darlings Downunder and go in the lucky prize draw to win a nappy starter pack valued at $200.


Can't make it this month? Keep an eye out for our April and June workshops. 

Book now →
Resource Recovery Secondary School Grant Program

Council is excited to announce the Resource Recovery Secondary School Grant Program. 


Secondary schools in the Macedon Ranges can apply for up to $2,000 to tackle a waste problem. The proposal must address a waste-specific problem and consider long-term solutions and sustainability.


Applications are open 1 February and close 30 April.

Find out more →
2024 bin collection calendars

Whether you prefer printed or digital, our handy bin collection calendars let you know which bins to put out for collection each week. 


Download one from our website; or find out your collection day, set reminders and more by downloading the MRSC Waste App.


If you'd prefer a printed copy, you can request one to be sent to you, or pick one up from our customer service centres.

Find out more →
What's new at our RRFs

Was one of your New Year's resolutions to clean out the shed? Or perhaps it was to get around to donating some of those clothes you bought but never wear? 


All items in good quality condition can be taken to your nearest op shop. If you have something a bit larger to donate, it's always good to get on the phone and check with the shop first. 


Any items that are no longer in good condition can be taken to any of our resource recovery facilities (RRFs). Textiles, polystyrene, soft plastic, scrap metal, white goods and e-waste are all free to dispose of at any RRF.

RRF accepted items →
The reusable rebate is back!

If you've purchased an eligible reusable nappy, sanitary or incontinence product in the last six months, you could be eligible to receive 50% of your purchase back. 


The program will run from 1 February-30 April 2024, unless allocated funds are exhausted prior.


With over 660 million disposable hygiene products being sent to landfill each year, we're encouraging our residents to consider reusable alternatives. Reusable products not only divert waste from landfill, but they mean savings for you in the long run.

Apply for a rebate →
Clean Up Australia Day

As we continue to tackle our national waste challenges and protect our environment, Clean Up Australia is calling on Australians to join with their local communities and take more immediate action by registering now for Clean Up Australia Day 2024 (Sunday 3 March). 


Registrations are now open and all volunteers receive a free Clean Up kit, containing gloves, bags and other resources, with packs for individuals, families and community groups available (businesses are asked to pay a small free to cover costs). 

Register now →
Four years of the four-bin system

As one of the first councils in Victoria to introduce the four-bin system four years ago, the shire has made great strides in waste management. More than 54,000 tonnes of waste has been diverted from landfill thanks to the tireless efforts of residents in properly sorting their waste.


Fortunately, waste and recycling technologies are always expanding which means that each year more things are accepted in your recycling bin.

Recycling tips →
Sustainable homes webinar series

Make this year the year to take steps toward making your home and lifestyle more sustainable. We know it can be tricky to find trusted independent advice. To help, Council is holding three online events from the sustainability and energy experts at Renew, who have been providing independent advice for over 40 years.

  • Electric Vehicles - 20 February, 7-8.30pm, webinar
  • Designing for Resilience - 5 March, 7-8.30pm, webinar
Sign up now →