Reduce your waste

Learn what we are doing to help our community achieve zero waste going to landfill and what you can do to reduce your waste as part of the Shire’s Beyond Zero Waste Strategy. 

Waste and Recycling Guide

Find out how to properly dispose of household items.

Learn more: Waste and Recycling Guide

Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO)

On average, Victorian households throw out $2,200 worth of food each year. Food waste makes up 45.5 per cent of our rubbish bins. When food and other organic waste is sent to landfill it creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide!

Food waste disposed of in our green waste bins will be turned into commercial-grade compost that can replace fertilisers and provide valuable nutrients for our farms. By keeping food waste out of landfill, we’ll be helping reach our zero waste target and reduce our impact on climate change.

If you have a green bin already you are automatically eligible to participate in the program. We are providing food waste caddies and biodegradable caddy-liners free of charge.

Learn more: Introducing food waste collection

Recycling Champions

Passionate about protecting and conserving the Peninsula? Want to help your community to Recycle Right?

We’re looking for people to become recycling champions and help others recycle more.

Learn more: Recycling Champions

Composting & Worm Farms

Composting is a natural process that can be harnessed in your own backyard to reduce food waste going to landfill.

Compost rebates are available and help Shire residents to obtain discounted compost bins, worm farms or bokashi systems to encourage composting and reduce food waste going to landfill. Households, child centres and schools are eligible for the rebates.

Learn more: Composting & Worm Farms

Cloth nappy and plastic free period products rebate

3.75 million disposable nappies are used each day in Australia and New Zealand. Each person will use somewhere between 5,000 and 15,000 pads or tampons in the 30-40 years they menstruate. This uses precious finite natural resources, results in landfill and contributes to climate change.

  • Residents can apply for a rebate on cloth nappies and plastic free period products.
  • Cloth nappies including reusable swim nappies, reusable nappy liners and reusable baby wipes.
  • Plastic free period products including cloth pads, cups and leak proof underwear.

Learn more: Cloth nappy and plastic free period products rebate

Single Use Plastic Grant

The Shire has committed to phasing out single-use plastics and reducing the impacts of litter on our bays, foreshore, parks, and reserves.

This grant supports community groups, organisations and schools to deliver projects or activities that deliver objectives from the Shire’s Single-Use Plastic Policy, and drive community action to phase out problem plastics. 

Learn more: Single Use Plastic Grant


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