Rubbish & Recycling

We are committed to responsible and sustainable management of rubbish and recycling in Whitehorse. 

The REDcycle soft plastic collection program at Coles and Woolworths is currently not operating. 
We are monitoring various soft plastic options, including a program operated by Monash City Council. However, the Monash program is not suitable to extend to Whitehorse. There is no system-wide option for Victoria at the moment. When considering a soft plastic scheme for Whitehorse, Council will only consider joining a program which is sustainable and maintains the trust and expectations of our community.
For now, please put soft plastic items in your red-lidded garbage bin, not in your yellow-lidded recycling bin. 
When placed in your recycling bin, soft plastic can contaminate the paper recycling stream and disrupt and damage machinery at the processing facility.

Use our services and learn ways to manage the rubbish and litter you create and our commitment to avoidance, reduction and recycling. Download a copy of the Household Recycling and Waste Services Guide ( PDF 5.15MB).

Our Waste Management Strategy ( PDF 4.15MB) outlines our long term challenges and opportunities around waste. It provides direction on tackling these for the next five years.