Melton council is preparing to roll out an information campaign to help residents make the switch to a new four-bin waste service.
The council has received $89,600 through the first round of the Recycling Victoria Household Education and Behaviour Change Fund, which is helping drive the campaign to introduce new glass recycling and food and garden organics household waste services.
The aim of the grant is to help councils educate their communities ahead of the transition to a four bin recycling service, as part of the goal to divert 80 per cent of waste from landfill by 2030.
Melton council has also recently introduced a new flat fee of $332 for all households that receive a council waste service as part of its drive to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Brimbank council didn’t apply for the Recycling Victoria Household Education and Behaviour Change funding, but plans to apply for funding in a future grant round which aligns better with its time frame to introduce the new bin system.
In May, Brimbank councillors considered a report outlining potential options for Brimbank to transition to a new, four-bin collection. More details will be considered at a future council meeting.
Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said educating communities on these new household recycling services is essential for a successful transition to a four-bin waste service.
“Our new household recycling services will maximise recycling capacity, create new jobs and help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill,” she said.
“Education campaigns like this will help Victoria reach its goal of diverting 80 per cent of waste from landfill.”