Councils not affected by SKM closure

Councils and Alpine Resorts in North East Victoria Continue to Recycle as normal despite disruptions that have occurred in other parts of the state.

Residents may have heard that 33 councils around Victoria have been affected by the closure and legal decisions affecting SKM recycling services.

Council’s and Alpine Resorts within North East Victoria have not been affected and continue to recycle material as normal.

KEEP RECYCLING AS NORMAL

There is no impact on the collection of household recycling bins. Residents should continue to put their recyclables into their recycling bin as normal.

North East Victoria has a great record when it comes to recycling and it’s important to continue to carefully separate recyclables from non-recyclable materials and place them in the correct bin.

WHAT RESIDENTS CAN DO?

It is now more critical than ever for residents to correctly sort their recycling for kerbside collection. Residents can also try to minimise the amount of waste they produce in the first place – shop smart and avoid unnecessary packaging. Using reusable drink bottles and coffee cups are great ways to start.

We urge all residents to check your Councils website to find out about what can and cannot be recycled in your area.

There are four ways residents can help:

  • Continue to recycle as normal. We will inform you of any changes in your kerbside collection service.
  • Know what you can and can’t recycle.  If in doubt, find out!
  • Prevent waste from the start.  Try to limit how much you recyclable material you buy.
  • Buy Australian recycled products. Recycled office paper and toilet paper are easy ways to start.

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR KERBSIDE BINS ONCE THEY ARE EMPTIED?

Have you ever wondered where all the rubbish, recycling and organics goes after your kerbside bins are emptied? CLICK HERE to what three short video’s on what happens.


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QUICK LINKS to your Local Council and Alpine Resorts websites: