Your bin collection days will remain the same.
After weeks of negotiations, Council has this afternoon secured a recycling service contract with VISY, following the collapse of our previous provider SKM as a result of the statewide recycling crisis.
The deal is the culmination of months of hard work to secure the limited remaining capacity for recycling in Victoria. This new contract with VISY will run for four years.
Until the deal was reached, Council could not provide further detail around these confidential contract negotiations due to legal reasons.
We acknowledge the role of the State Government in acting quickly to help Darebin cut through red tape to secure VISY as its new provider.
We remain extremely thankful for your patience, and the community’s willingness to work together to reduce our recycling waste where possible.
Frequently Asked Questions about Recycling.
Who is Darebin’s recycling processor?
Darebin City Council has entered into a four year contract with recycling processor, VISY, to accept and process the council’s kerbside recycling collections.
Will there be any changes to the collection of my recycling bin?
No, there will not be any changes to the collection of your household recycling bin. Recycling bins are collected on a fortnightly basis.
When is my bin collected?
To see when your bin is collected, please view the map here.
Will this affect waste taken to the Resource Recovery Centre?
There will be no impact on waste taken to the Resource Recovery Centre. Residents can continue to take their clean and sorted households recycling to the Resource Recovery Centre. Please ensure you are dropping off recyclables in small, household quantities and that the items are separated into glass, paper and cardboards, plastic and metals. Most of these can be dropped off without a fee, however, if materials are contaminated or mixed in together, a fee may be charged.
I have been holding on to my recycling. Will there be extra recycling collections?
We understand that the recyclables you have stored might exceed a standard fortnightly collection amount, however there will not be an extra collection. We’re thankful for your patience.
What is Darebin doing in terms of advocacy for a long-term solution to the recycling crisis?
We are advocating to State and Federal Governments to come up with more sustainable long-term solutions for processing recycling locally, and we will update the community on how residents can get involved soon.
How can I reduce my overall waste?
Be mindful about what you buy and whether you’re purchasing unnecessary packaging. To find out how you can recycle right and reduce your waste, click here.