What Happens to Your 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)
  • Garden organic waste

In Whitehorse we've diverted around 51% of waste from landfill, which is well above the state average of 45%. However last year we still had a little over 28,0000 tonnes sent to landfill from our bins. 

Our various services aim to increase recycling and reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

Whitehorse City Council is not affected by the recent closure and issues with Melbourne recycling operator SKM recycling. 

Council has a recycling processing contract with another supplier, Visy Recycling. It’s business as usual with recycling for us, so we encourage all of our community to continue to recycle.

    Recycling Beyond The Bin