Did you know that just one broken glass bottle can contaminate an entire bin of recycling?

To help improve the quality of our recycling, the City of Whittlesea is introducing a dedicated new household glass recycling service later this year.

The purple-lidded bin is a new bin dedicated for the collection of glass bottles and jars and is in line with the Victorian Government’s requirement that all Councils comply with a standardised four-bin waste and recycling system by 2027. The City of Whittlesea is committed to creating a more sustainable future and delivering improved recycling services for our community sooner, so we are rolling out this new service for you now, ahead of schedule.

Households will receive a new 120 litre purple-lidded bin for glass bottles and jars. Bins will be delivered throughout August and September.

The City of Whittlesea has a strong commitment to sustainability and reducing waste. Rolling out this new glass recycling service will help more of our waste to be recycled into new materials and products rather than ending up in landfill.

Our team will be out and about over the next few months to provide information and answer your questions about glass recycling. Come and speak to us at one of the below locations.

You can also have a read of our frequently asked questions or ask us a question below.

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