Household Waste and Recycling in Gippsland
When it comes to maximising resources and minimising waste, we can all do small, simple things that add up to big, positive outcomes for ourselves, our community, our economy and our environment.
It wasn’t that long ago when broken things were fixed; items were made, borrowed or repurposed; hand-me-downs were the ‘norm’; food scraps went to the chooks; and, home-made and home-grown were a common-place.
Times have changed, and waste and resource management is complex, but many of these tried and true practices have come back into focus.
Resource Recovery Gippsland encourages Gippslanders to rethink their approach to waste and resources by considering how the 4Rs can work at home, at school, at work and in the community.
Kerbside Collection, Recycling and Transfer Stations
Gippsland households have a great record when it comes to recycling.
The total amount of household material set aside by Gippslanders for recycling has increased by 70 per cent since 2001.
Across the region, approximately 25,000 tonnes of recyclables is collected by councils from kerbside, equating to around 200kg per household.
Waste collection and recycling services differ from council to council, so always check what is collected in your council area before sorting your waste and putting out your bins.