One of the biggest waste management issues in Boroondara is contamination in our recycling bins. Putting non-recyclable materials in a recycling bin means the waste will often be sent to landfill, so it’s important residents understand what can and cannot be put in recycling.

To help prevent contamination and ensure the recycling efforts of our community count, Council contractors will be placing stickers on recycling bin lids to help residents recycle correctly.

Putting recycling stickers on your bins

Stickers will be placed on bins once they have been put out for collection, so you may notice our contractors in your street between approximately 7pm and midnight the night before your scheduled recycling collection.

If our contractors can’t access your bin, the sticker will be placed in your mailbox. We anticipate this will be completed by approximately 12 December 2019.

If you have any questions about this rollout or waste reduction in Boroondara, please contact Council’s Waste Management Team on 9278 4444.

More information about recycling

For information about what can and cannot go into Boroondara recycling bins, see our Recycling bin page.