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Colac Otway Shire Council aims to effectively manage and continually improve the waste management services to provide best value for our community.

New organics bins will be delivered to household in Colac Otway Shire in June 2015

Permanent collection site
 New organics bin delivery - frequently asked questions
 Transfer and Drop Off
 Recycling and Alternate Disposal
 Forms and Applications
 Household chemical collection
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

Delivery of new organics bin and recovery of old organics bin.
During the first fortnight in June 2015, contractors will be delivering new organics bins to replace the old organics bin. Bins marked ‘Property of Colac Otway Shire’ with lime green lids will not be replaced as these are newer models.

Your new waste calendar and information pack will be delivered with your new organics bin and kitchen caddy.

If you want Council to collect your old organics bin, here are the steps to follow:

• Put your old organics bin out on your normal collection day so it can be emptied - old organics bins cannot be removed if they contain any items.
• Place your old organics bin near the kerbside where it can be easily seen from the roadway.
• Place the yellow sticker ‘please take my bin away’ on the lid of your old bin.
• The contractor collecting the bins will go down each street only once the day after your old organics bins scheduled empty.
• If you miss putting your old bin out, you’ll need to take it to a Council transfer station.
• If, due to delays, your old bin is not collected on the day following your normal collection, please leave it out and it will be removed as soon as possible.
• If your old organics bin has not been collected by 18 June please call Council.
• If you choose to keep your old organics bin for other uses, please put it away in your yard or shed as you cannot use it as an additional organics bin - we will only empty the new bin on collection day.

Waste Services - Code Red & Extreme Fire Danger Days (also including Extreme heat days)
Kerbside Collections - Residents are reminded to place their bins out the night before collection
On code red (including extreme) fire designated days kerbside collections will commence earlier than normal. To ensure your collection does not get missed place your bin out the night before. Trucks will not return to these for missed bins.

Kerbside Collections - Extreme Heat
On days of extreme heat it may be necessary to start collections earlier in the day or alter scheduled collection times, please ensure that your bin is out the night before.

Drop Off Centres - Beech Forest, Lavers HIll, Gellibrand and Carlise
- Collections will not be carried out on Code Red Fire Danger Days - these collections will be carried out the following weekend. Collections on Extreme Fire Danger Days will be at the contractors discretion. Check on the web that day or by Ph on 5232 9400

Council Transfer stations at Apollo Bay, Birregurra and Alvie will be closed to the public on Code Red Fire Danger Days


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