WASTE

Before we ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ let’s work to stop waste in the first place. Avoiding waste helps protect our local beaches, waterways, bushland and wildlife, reduces what’s sent to landfill, and makes the most of our precious resources.

Our community and the Surf Coast Shire Council have seen great results from working together to reduce the use of single use plastic packaging and other products – at markets and events, in businesses, and in our own daily habits.

IN ALL WE DO LET’S

AVOID – avoid things that will become waste

REDUCE – reduce the amount of waste we generate

REUSE – reuse items again

REPAIR – repair things to keep them in use

RE-GIFT – gift it to someone who can use it

RECYCLE – recycle to recover energy and materials

Visit Council’s website for more information on what goes in your kerbside bins, what can be recycled through Council’s transfer stations and other programs, and more!

RESOURCES

Sustainability Victoria

Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group

COMMUNITY AND COUNCIL INITIATIVES

Surf Coast Plastic Wise Policy and Program

Lorne Goes Plastic Free

Plastic Wise Torquay

Plastic Wise Winchelsea

Repair Cafe Surf Coast  

Waste Free Initiatives