We’re getting ready to hear your feedback

We will shortly be starting consultation to test some options for changes to our waste services.

We’re currently putting the final touches on our conversation starter kit and survey which will help you make sense of our proposed changes and what these mean for you and your household. These will be finalised soon, and we will notify you when the website is updated.

In the meantime, have a look at some of the information provided on this website to learn more about why we’re making these changes and what we've heard so far.

You will start to see posters and promotion up around Moreland soon. We have also planned some phone-in sessions where you can have a chat with members of our project team.

If you would like to keep up to date with this project, you can sign up for project updates by clicking on the +FOLLOW button at the top of this page.

What will we be talking to you about?

We are looking at possible changes that will impact how often we collect your bins, their size and cost. We do not know how this change will work or what it will look like yet. This is where you can help us design how the four-bin service will work best for our community.

We have created some options showing how our waste service can look. These options show how we'll support people with extra needs through the change. These options include changes to:

  • The size of your bins and how often they are picked up
  • How we deliver hard waste collections
  • Options for residents who do not have space for a glass bin
  • What we deliver to non-residential properties, such as schools and charities
  • How we support people with concessions or who have extra needs.

The preferred options will inform a new Kerbside Waste Services and Charges Policy which will set out how often we will pick up your bins and how much this will cost you.

Reducing our waste, improving our service

The management of waste and recycling is one of our most pressing environmental and social challenges. It is a service we all rely on every day. The sector is undergoing significant change due to shifts in domestic and global markets, new government policies and community expectations about what happens to the waste we generate.

Earlier this year, the Victorian Government announced that all local council waste services will transition to a four-bin service to reduce waste to landfill, improve the quality of recyclables and have a system that we can rely on. The four bins will separate:

  • garbage (red lid)
  • recycling (yellow lid)
  • food and garden organics (FOGO) (light green lid)
  • glass (purple lid)

We’ve already expanded our ‘opt-in’ green waste service to provide food and garden organic (FOGO) collections to reduce the harmful environmental impacts of organic waste ending up in landfill. With the organics service beginning in July 2019, Moreland residents diverted 11,928 tonnes of food and garden waste from landfill last financial year, nearly 4,000 tonnes more than the previous year.

For more information on our waste service and why change is needed, explore the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and fact sheets on this page.

You can also find out more about why the State Government's changes are important and how they will improve waste services in this short video: