Residents respond to recycling challenge

The number of
visits residents made to our resource centres to drop off recyclable materials
from August to November this year, compared to the same period in 2018.


Vehicle boots

2018 – 955

2019 – 2324


2018 – 455

2019 – 1180


Vehicle boots

2018 – 6392

2019 – 10817


2018 – 1527

2019 – 1848

Information on
what’s in and what’s out of recycling now can be found at

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

We thank the
community for their efforts in continuing to recycle over the past five months
by taking their materials to the resource recovery centres. The return of
the yellow bin recycling service from Monday is welcome news for us all, and
we’re now hoping everyone will quickly get back into the habit of sorting the
correct materials into the yellow bin.

There are some
changes to what can be put in and what can’t, so please help us achieve the
highest possible recycling rate by checking the list and following it closely.
One incorrect item in a yellow bin can unfortunately mean the entire contents
are unable to be recycled.

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