Published: Monday, December 16, 2019
Recycling update - December 2019
The City of Whittlesea’s kerbside recycling is back up and running, thanks to a partnership between Council and Cleanaway, the new managers of the Coolaroo recycling facility.
All recycling bins will now be taken to the Coolaroo facility and processed for recycling.
See the frequently asked questions below for more information.
> Has the Coolaroo recycling facility reopened?
Yes. The recycling facility in Coolaroo reopened on Monday 25 November 2019 and has begun accepting recyclable material. The City of Whittlesea has entered into a partnership with Cleanaway, the new managers of the Coolaroo facility, to process our city’s recycling, effective immediately.
> Is this a long-term solution?
We will continue to work with the state and federal governments on finding sustainable, long-term solutions for the recycling industry.
> What items can go in my recycling bin?
You can place the following items into your recycling bin:
- cans (steel and aluminium) and foil (scrunched into a ball)
- hard plastic bottles and containers (labelled with code 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
- glass bottles and jars including medicine bottles (with lids removed)
- paper and cardboard (except milk and juice cartons).
Visit this webpage for an A to Z guide of what you can and can’t recycle. https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/waste-environment/bins-and-waste/a-z-guide-to-waste-and-recycling/
> What day will my recycling be picked up?
Your recycling day will remain the same. You can find your collection day on our website.
> Will we get extra recycling collections now?
No. Your recycling will still be collected fortnightly but instead of going to landfill it will now be recycled.
> As recycling hasn’t been processed for some time, my recycling bin has non-recyclable material in it. Will it still be collected?
Yes, your recycling bin will still be collected. It will be processed, and non-recyclable material will be separated at the Coolaroo facility. For your next collection, please try to ensure that your recycling bin has only recyclable material in it.
> I have extra recycling that doesn’t fit in my bin. Can I take it somewhere?
You can drop off your separated recycling for free at skips at Wollert Landfill, 55 Bridge Inn Road, Wollert. The content of these skips will be taken for recycling.