Your guide to residential recycling and waste services

Residential recycling and waste services
Recycling bin (fortnightly)
Green waste and composting at home
Hard waste
A-Z guide to waste and recycling

The City of Greater Bendigo has produced a new free guide to residential recycling and waste services to assist residents with their home recycling and waste management and to help minimise the amount of contamination currently occurring in our recycling systems.

The guide is a first for Greater Bendigo and features an A to Z index along with a magnet  so that it can be attached to a fridge making it a handy reference for residents.

The guide is free and residents wishing to obtain a copy can do so by visiting the City of Greater Bendigo offices in Bendigo and Heathcote or by phoning 5434 6000.

Download a copy of the full guide, or to obtain specific information click on the individual coloured tabs on the right.

Note: The Eaglehawk Eco Centre hours have changed to 8am - 4:30pm, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and Good Friday).

Recycle your soft plastics at the supermarket

Did you know that soft plastics don’t have to go in the rubbish bin?

Coles and Woolworths stores can recycle them for you.

Australians throw away about 7,150 recyclable plastic bags a minute or 429,000 per hour! And this doesn’t include the countless bread bags, frozen vegetable bags, pasta bags, biscuit packets and sachets people bring home from the supermarket every time they shop.

Do the SCRUNCH test!

If a plastic can be scrunched into a ball it can be taken to Coles or Woolworth and placed in a soft plastic recycling bin. If it can’t be scrunched, it should be placed in your kerbside recycling bin.

Soft plastics that can be dropped off include:

  • Bread bags
  • Plastic film from grocery items
  • Biscuit packets
  • Cereal box liners
  • Frozen food bags
  • Old reusable bags
  • Rice and pasta bags
  • Newspaper wrap
  • Confectionary packets

And much more...!