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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.

  • August/September community pop-ups

    Pacific Epping Thursday 25 August 2022, 10.30am – 2.30pm
    Westfield Plenty Valley Thursday 1 September 2022, 10.30am – 2.30pm
    Lalor Library Wednesday 7 September 2022, 10.30am – 12.30pm
    Mill Park Library Tuesday 13 September 2022, 11am – 1pm
    Pacific Epping Thursday 22 September 2022, 10.30am – 2.30pm
    Thomastown Library Tuesday 27 September 2022, 11am – 1pm
    Lalor shopping precinct (May Rd/Station St) Thursday 29 September 2022, 9.30am – 12.30pm

  • October community pop-ups

    Whittlesea township - Charlie Horse Toys (Church St) Thursday 6 October 2022, 10am – 1pm

    Bundoora Square (Plenty Rd) – outside Priceline Thursday 13 October 2022, 10am – 1pm

    Outside the Laurimar Woolworths complex (95 Hazel Glen Dr) Wednesday 19 October 2022, 10am – 1pm

Kids, help us name our new glass recycling mascot!

A cartoon of a green bin with a purple lid. It has a face, arms and legs, and is waving and smiling.

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