What Happens to Your Waste and Recycling

The waste and recycling we collect from the kerbside is treated differently for recycling or landfill depending on what it is. This includes:

  • Garbage to landfill
  • Co-mingled recycling (recycling in one bin)
  • Food organic and garden organics (FOGO) waste

In Whitehorse we've diverted around 56% of waste from landfill. However last year we still had a little over 24,0000 tonnes sent to landfill from our bins. 

Our various services aim to increase recycling and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill. Including the introduction of the new food recycling service.

Recycling Beyond The Bin