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Colac Otway Shire aims to effectively manage and continually improve the integrated waste management service to provide best value for the Colac Otway Shire community.

The waste management services are based around the Waste Management Best Value Review carried out in 2008.

Colac Otway Shire aims to work within the framework of State Government legislation and targets for waste minimisation together with a balance for service expectations within the community.

Colac Otway Shire introduces a new three bin system which will meet with state best practice and Australian standard bin colours.

Did you know that plastic bags are not recyclable in your kerbside collection and items enclosed in them are considered to be contaminates as well.

For more information on any of the waste services listed on this website, please contact Council's Waste Management Officer, Janet Forbes on 5232 9400.

 Kerbside
 Household chemical collection
 Transfer and Drop Off
 Recycling and Alternate Disposal
 Forms and Applications
Think Recycle
Colac Otway Shire residents are making a major difference to the environment through
recycling, saving 6,128 cubic metres in landfill over the past year. However, there is still
room for improvement, with nearly 20 per cent of items placed in the regionís kerbside
rubbish bins actually recyclable. Visit www.thinkrecycle.com.au for more information
Download the app Think Reycle for a handy list of what you can recycle in your yellow lidded kerbside bin.
Test your knowledge with the game.
 
Waste Services - Extreme and Catastrophic Fire Danger Days
Kerbside Collections - Kerbside collections will be commenced earlier in the day than normal and completed after 5:30 pm in high risk areas

Drop Off Centres - Beech Forest, Lavers HIll, Gellibrand and Carlise
- Collections will not be carried out on Catastrophic and Extreme Fire Danger Days - these collections will be carried out the following weekend.

Transfer stations at Birregurra and Alvie will be closed to the public on Catastrophic and Extreme Fire Danger Days
 

   

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