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Colac Otway Shire aims to effectively manage and continually improve the waste management services to provide best value for the Colac Otway Shire Community

 Transfer and Drop Off
 Recycling and Alternate Disposal
 Forms and Applications
 Household chemical collection
Easter Operating Hours
Kerbside Collections
All kerbside collections will continue as normal over the Easter holiday break this year. Friday kerbside collections will be carried out on Good Friday as per the normal weekly collection. Residents are reminded to place their bins on the kerbside the night before collection as collection times may alter.

Transfer Stations

Alvie Transfer Station will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday but will open from 10am to 2pm on Easter Saturday. The Alvie Transfer Station resumes normal operating hours on Tuesday 7 April when it will open from 10am to 3pm.

Apollo Bay Transfer Station will be closed on Good Friday and open from 10am to 2pm on Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and Tuesday 7 April.
As of Wednesday 8 April the centre will open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday only from 10am to 2pm.

Birregurra Transfer Station
Will be closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday and will open on Easter Saturday and Friday 10 April from 10am to 4pm.

Drop Off Facilities
Drop off facilities will operate over the Easter school holiday period weekly:

Beech Forest Saturday 4, 11 and 18 April from 7:00am - 11:00am
Lavers Hill Saturday 4, 11 and 18 April from 12noon - 4pm
Carlisle Sunday 5, 12 and 19 April from 7:45am - 11:45am
Gellibrand Sunday 5, 12 and 19 April from 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Normal fortnightly collections will resume following the collection on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April.

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 Catastrophic 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 Catastrophic Fire Danger Days
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

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, Colac Ballarat Road, Colac East
When - Next Scheduled collection will be October 2015



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