Kerbside collections to continue as normal

Published on 31 January 2018

Garbage truck

Kerbside recycling collections will continue as per normal  within the Northern Grampians Shire Council in spite of an unfolding issue within the Victorian waste industry.

Major Australian recycling companies have announced that they will no longer accept any recyclable material from Council’s current waste contractors owing to a downturn in the Chinese recyclables market.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Cr Tony Driscoll today moved to reassure local residents that kerbside waste and recycling collection will continue as per normal.

“Ratepayers will not see any disruptions to their services or any increase in costs in the short-term,” Cr Driscoll said.

“Council is already working proactively to develop a solution to the issue, and we are being guided by a number of external stakeholders on this issue, including the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

“This is not an issue localised solely within the Northern Grampians Shire - this is an issue affecting a number of councils right across Victoria, and we will be holding discussions with similarly-affected municipalities as we seek the best outcome for our community.”