Your Waste is Changing


In 2021, the community told us through Wellington 2031 that reducing our environmental impact is important. The survey revealed that our community is passionate about sustainable outcomes for our region and want to see Council lead the way in supporting and promoting change. You also acknowledged that the individual plays a key role in to supporting this change through adoption of better practices.

Over the next few years, we will be making some big changes to the way Wellington manages waste. A new food and garden organics (FOGO) kerbside bin is on the horizon, as is glass recycling. There will also be changes to how the current landfill bin service is delivered.

These changes will help us reduce waste by turning it into a valuable resource and divert from landfill. They will also keep us on track to meet the state government’s targets outlined in its Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act 2021.

Progress of waste changes in Wellington Shire:

  • Container Deposit Scheme: Active
  • New black-bodied bins for recycling and waste: January- February 2024
  • Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) or ‘green waste’ bins: Mid-2025 to 2026

If you have a waste or recycling question, you can get answers to any tricky questions online by asking one of Council’s waste experts. Please use the button below to submit your question.

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