Moira Shire seeks community consultation on Kerbside bin services
Published on 12 February 2024
Moira Shire Council is preparing to be part of the Victorian State’s four-bin system, rolling out a new purple lid bin for glass recycling.
To prepare for this new bin, the current kerbside service is being reviewed taking into consideration increasing recycling rates and costs to ratepayers while following the Federal Government's National Waste Action Plan and Victorian' Government's Circular Economy Act 2021, vision of diverting 80 per cent of waste from landfill by 2030.
Moira Shire residents can be part of the conversation by sharing their waste and recycling habits and which kerbside option is best suited for their household as part of our kerbside changes’ consultation, which can be found on Council’s Moira Matters, community engagement platform.
Altering the frequency of kerbside collections provides an opportunity to improve household waste management, better manage costs to ratepayers, and drive behaviour change that will help us get closer to Australia’s 80 per cent target of items diverted from landfill. This will also minimise money wasted from recyclable and recoverable items going to landfill.
Moira Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Morgan said we’re on a mission to boost household recycling habits and shape our kerbside system to create a more sustainable community.
“All Victorian council kerbside services are moving to a four-bin system to help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and improve the quality of recyclable items. Council is preparing to introduce the Purple Glass Bin this year and needs the support of the community to drive our diversion rate up to 80 per cent and deliver a sustainable kerbside service, and ultimately save money in the longer term by avoiding the levies of waste to landfill.
“Residents will have a number of opportunities to be part of the conversation by going online, or meeting with our Waste and Environmental Services team at pop-up locations.
“Let’s make a positive impact together and show the state that Moira Shire is a leading sustainable region,” Mr Morgan said.
Residents can find information on the proposed kerbside changes on the engagement platform Moira Matters at www.moiramatters.com.au/kerbside-collection-changes or speak to our Waste and Environmental Services team via our customer service centre on (03) 5871 9222. Community consultation will be available from until Tuesday 30 April.