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Bass Coast Shire residents best recyclers in Victoria says sustainability report

Bass Coast Shire residents are the best recyclers in the state, according to a recent Sustainability Victoria report.

By news@gippsland - 4th March 2022 - Back to News

The latest Local Government Waste Services Report shows that Victoria produced a record breaking 2.37 million tonnes of waste in 2019-20, an 8.1 per cent increase on the previous year. While Victorians generated more household waste than ever before, 45 percent of that waste was diverted from landfill through recycling and organics collections.

In Bass Coast, 75.8 percent of kerbside waste was diverted from landfill, the best result of any Victorian council area

In Bass Coast, 75.8 percent of kerbside waste was diverted from landfill, the best result of any Victorian council area

Best recyclers in Victoria

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Michael Whelan said, "This is the third year in a row that Bass Coast has held the number one spot, clearly demonstrating our community's determination to keep waste out of landfill."

"The Bass Coast community deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated for their brilliant recycling efforts. Here in Bass Coast, we are committed to living in harmony with our environment while we prepare for future challenges and changes. We declared a climate emergency back in 2019 and we're proud to be leading the way in recycling and resource recovery," Cr Whelan concluded.

To see the full Sustainability Victoria report, visit council's Kerbside Bin Collection Information page. For more information on how to make best use of Council's kerbside collection service, contact Council's Waste Services Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or visit Bass Coast Shire's waste collection information.

Pictures from Bass Coast Shire website.


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