Shire all clear on waste ban


MORNINGTON Peninsula residents are not affected yet by Visy Industries’ decision to end kerbside recyclable waste collections in some municipalities. The company’s action follows a Chinese ban on accepting waste from Australia.

The shire’s acting executive manager infrastructure services Jessica Wingad said having contractor SKM as the shire’s recycler meant “we are not affected by Visy’s decision”.

The reassurance comes alongside the resumption of regular fortnightly kerbside recycling. The shire collected recyclables weekly over January and resumed the fortnightly collection on 2 February.

Recyclable materials include aluminium and steel cans and foil; plastics such as children’s toys, kitchen containers, cups and drink bottles; pots and pans; wrapping paper and envelopes, cardboard, newspapers and magazines; milk, juice and soft drink bottles, and glass bottles and jars.

Household waste collection dates are at

Vouchers sent with rate notices can be used to arrange a hard-or-green waste collection. Bookings: 5950 1406.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 6 February 2018


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