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When is my next collection?
To check when your next scheduled waste collections are; type your address into the What's near me web form and click search.
What can I recycle
All residents have a large (240 litre) wheelie bin to be used for fortnightly collection of recyclables. The bin is either blue or green with blue lid.
- Do not place recyclables in plastic bags
- Soft plastics, such as shopping bags and sandwich bags can be dropped off at your local Coles or Safeway/Woolworths plastic recycle bin
- Remove all food scraps from items
- If it is not listed here, don’t put in your recycling bin.
Items that can be recycled
- Plastic: bottles and containers
- Glass: bottles and jars
- Aluminium and steel: aerosols, cans, wrap / foil and trays
- Paper and cardboard: boxes, egg cartons, newspapers and food packaging
- Cartons: milk / juice cartons
Items not for recycling, please DO NOT put these items in your recycling bin.
- Plastic Bags (shopping bags, bin liners, garbage bags)
- Polystyrene / Styrofoam (from furniture packaging and food)
- Plastic Wrapping (from furniture & food)
- Bubble wrap
- Cling wrap
- Chip Packets
- CD / DVDs
- Plastic Toys
- Paper Towel
- Ceramics, drinking and cooking glass
- Window Glass / Mirrors
- Light Globes
- Garden waste
- Food Waste
- Clothing, fabrics and yarns
- Electrical items
- Piping or hoses
- Building material
- Bedding or pillows
Do you need to dispose of something that can't go in your bin?
Take a look at our Hard waste collection service. You may also be able to find your item on our 'Where can I dispose of?' page.
Things residents should know
- Residents are urged to continue recycling as usual.
- City of Casey can confirm that recycling services remain unchanged despite recent pressure faced by the recycling industry.
- While we have avoided sending recycling to landfill, changes in global recycling markets have resulted in unforeseen cost increases for City of Casey.
- Changes in global recycling markets, triggered by China’s new standards for recyclable material, mean that the cost of processing kerbside recyclables has increased.
- To ensure continuity of recycling collection and processing services, City of Casey ratepayers should prepare for an increase in their waste management charges in the new financial year. While unfortunate, this increase is necessary to ensure a quality service is maintained for residents and we can do our bit to reduce our impact on the environment.
- Council will seek to minimise this increase, which has been brought about by changed market conditions.
Why recycling matters
- Victorians have a great record when it comes to recycling and it is crucial that we all maintain our great recycling behaviours built over the years.
- Recycling benefits:
- products and packaging made from recycled materials use fewer natural resources, and reduces the pollution generated and energy used to extract, refine and process raw materials
- recycling decreases the amount of rubbish sent to landfill
- communities and the economy benefit because recycling encourages innovation and creates jobs in the recycling industry.
What residents can do to help
- It has never been more important for all Victorians to minimise the waste they produce - whether it is recyclable or otherwise.
- There are three ways residents can help:
- Prevent waste from the start. Try to limit how much you consume. Using reusable drink bottles and coffee cups is a great start.
- Continue to recycle as normal. We will inform you of any changes in your kerbside collection service.
- Buy Australian recycled products. Recycled office paper and toilet paper are easy ways to start.
- China has not banned recyclables from Australia. It will still accept recyclables if they are separated and have minimal amounts of contamination.
- Victoria processes the bulk of its kerbside recyclables. A portion of Victorian recyclables is sent to China. Victorian processers of recyclables continue to operate. Recycling processors in Victoria have already responded to China’s new requirements by changing the way they sort plastics and paper/cardboard. Paper and cardboard is being sorted to a higher level to remove items that shouldn’t be in there. Processors are also investing in, and installing, new technology to further process plastics to ensure it is in an acceptable state for international markets.
- Recyclable material is being transformed into new products such as road base, outdoor furniture and recycled office and toilet paper.
- The Victorian Government has provided a $13 million package for councils and industry to support the ongoing kerbside collection of household recyclable material up until 30 June 2018.
- To assist the recycling industry to reset in the medium to long-term, the Victorian Government has established a recycling industry taskforce to develop a strategic plan on the opportunities and measures necessary to transition to a more resilient economy.