Bass Coast,

New calendars keep up with waste


There’s nothing worse than waking up to the sound of a garbage truck and realising you’ve forgotten to put out your bin!

To make sure all residents know when to put out their garbage and recycling bins, Bass Coast Shire Council’s annual Recycling and Waste Collection Calendars for 2016/17 have recently been mailed out.

For residents that do not have a mail service or haven’t received one in the mail, the calendar will also be available for collection at all Council Customer Service Centres, Visitor Information Centres and most general stores and post offices around the Shire as of Monday, 20 June.

The calendar will also be available to view on Council’s website at

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale, said the calendar highlights your recycling week according to the collection day for your zone, whilst the annual Green Waste Amnesty period is outlined in red on the calendar.

“‘The colour coded, pictorial, informative and easy to read calendar highlights everything you need to know about waste including your fortnightly recycling week, the changeover to weekly dates during the holiday period and the green waste amnesty, which is there to encourage residents to get ready for the fire season,” Cr Crugnale said.

This year, the Green Waste Amnesty period, when you can drop off green waste free of charge at all waste transfer stations, is between 28 October and 14 December, while the weekly recycling service will run from 26 December 2016 until 27 January 2017.

Cr Crugnale said this year’s calendar is also a quick reference guide for all things related to waste.

“It provides information about what can and cannot go in your recycling and garbage bins, what to do with green waste, how to make a hard waste collection booking, what to do with some hazardous substances and what recyclable items can be taken to the Transfer Stations and Cowes Recycle Bank free of charge,” Cr Crugnale said.

A reminder that no plastic bags are to be placed in your recycling bin; items in plastic bags are sent to landfill and not recycled.