City installs new glass drop off points

Media release

The City of Greater Bendigo with funding provided by Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, has installed 19 specially branded glass drop off points throughout Greater Bendigo for residents to recycle their glass bottles and jars for free. 

City of Greater Bendigo Resource Recovery and Education Manager Brooke Pearce said there are major changes coming to the way we recycle glass.

The Victorian Government state-wide kerbside reforms and the Recycling Victoria – a new economy policy mandates that in the future glass will no longer be able to go in kerbside recycling bins as glass breakages contaminate other recyclable material,” Ms Pearce said.

“Until these changes are finalised and announced the City has installed the new disposal drop off points for residents to use.

“All glass bottles and jars taken to the new drop off points will be recycled into products such as sand for road base and we ask people to remove all corks and lids from glass taken to the new points.

“Glass that cannot be taken to the new drop off points include drinking glasses, broken crockery, storage and baking ware, perfume bottles and window glass.” 

The new glass drop off points are located at:

  • Axedale Playspace carpark, 94 McIvor Highway, Axedale
  • Central Bendigo: Bendigo Rail Workshop, corner Little Breen Street and Gladstone Street Quarry Hill
  • Eaglehawk BMX Track carpark, 198 Upper California Gully Road, Eaglehawk
  • Elmore Recreation Reserve, 24 Elmore-Raywood Road, Elmore*
  • Golden Square: Former Bendigo Pony Club reserve, 12 Belle Vue Road, Golden Square
  • Goornong Transfer Station, 55 Englishs Road, Goornong
  • Heathcote: Water standpipe, 26 Herriot Street, Heathcote
  • Huntly: Strauch Recreation Reserve carpark, 19 Gungurru Road, Huntly*
  • Kangaroo Flat: Lansell Square carpark, (behind Petbarn), 267 High Street, Kangaroo Flat
  • Lake Weeroona: Bendigo Rowing Club carpark, 34-36 Weeroona Avenue, Bendigo
  • Lockwood South and District Community Hall, 784 Calder Alternative Highway, Lockwood South
  • Maiden Gully Recreation Reserve carpark, 9 Lower Beckhams Road, Maiden Gully
  • Marong: Malone Park carpark, 41 Malone Park Road, Marong
  • Raywood Recreation Reserve carpark, 1 Macaulay Street, Raywood*
  • Spring Gully Tennis Club carpark, 101 Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully
  • Strathdale Oval carpark, 188 Reservoir Road, Strathdale
  • Strathfieldsaye Community Hub carpark, 42 Club Court, Strathfieldsaye
  • West Bendigo: Red Energy Arena Car Park, 91 Inglis Street, West Bendigo
  • White Hills Recreation Reserve, 55 Scott Street, White Hills*

*may not be available on game days for organised sport.  Sites could be subject to change.

Further information is available at https://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/Services/Current-Projects/Glass-Recycling

Locations:
Greater Bendigo