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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 introduced a three bin system in 2010 which will meets 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
Detox Your Home - Household Mobile Chemical Collection
Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals? Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations.
Reduce the risk of poisoning, environmental pollution and bushfire hazards and improve recycling rates by dropping off unwanted chemicals at the Victorian Government’s FREE chemical collection service
Where - Colac Livestock Selling Centre
When - Saturday 18 October 2014, 9am to 1pm
 
Responsible Waste Management
Responsible waste management begins long before we throw our waste into the bin – it begins when we decide we need or want to purchase something.
Everything we purchase has some element of waste to it. We can control the degree to which this has an impact on our environment by:
Avoidance – Avoid buying new things, borrow from friends and family.
Reuse – Reuse calico or green bags when you go shopping.
Recycling – Use your yellow lidded recycling bin and green lidded organics bin correctly for maximum resource recovery.
The more waste we can avoid, reuse or recycle, the less waste we send to landfill. Waste in landfill produces greenhouse gases and can have other harmful effects on us and our natural environment

 
Think Recycle
Colac Otway Shire residents are making a major difference to the environment through
recycling, saving 5,869 cubic metres in landfill during 2013-14. However, there is still
room for improvement, with nearly 20 per cent of items placed in the region’s 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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