Yarra Waste and Recycling Revolution

In November we are introducing a new glass-only recycling bin and changing how we recycle. These pages answer any questions you might have about what’s changing and why.

Every household, business and building serviced by Yarra Council will receive a new purple-lidded bin to separate glass bottles and jars from other recyclables.

By separating glass from your other recyclables we’re able to improve the quality of what we collect, and use what’s thrown out to make new glass products such as bottles, jars and even to re-surface roads.

This will revolutionise how we recycle in Yarra.

When the new service begins from Monday 23 November we’ll be asking everyone in Yarra to:

  • separate glass items from other recycling by using your new purple-lidded bin
  • change what goes in your yellow-lidded recycling bin
  • change when you put your bins out.

Before the changes begin we’ll send you an information kit with everything you need to know to make the change. Until then please keep recycling as normal.

We are still committed to rolling out a separate bin for food and green waste, however, this has been delayed due to impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working towards making this happen in 2021. In the meantime, we do have a few options to help you set up a worm farm or compost bin at home.

If you have trouble understanding how to sort your waste you can contact us by calling 03 9205 5555 or emailing us at info@yarracity.vic.gov.au.

You can also download the Revolution Kit, which has everything you need to know to sort your waste and recycling. 


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