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Bass Coast Victoria’s Best Recyclers

Bass Coast Victoria’s Best Recyclers

Thursday 3 March 2022

Bass Coast Shire residents are the best recyclers in the state, according to a recent Sustainability Victoria report.

The latest Local Government Waste Services Report shows that Victoria produced a record breaking 2.37 million tonnes of waste in 2019-20, an 8.1 per cent increase on the previous year.

While Victorians generated more household waste than ever before, 45 per cent of that waste was diverted from landfill through recycling and organics collections. In Bass Coast, 75.8 per cent of kerbside waste was diverted from landfill – the best result of any Victorian council area.

“This is the third year in a row that Bass Coast has held the number one spot, clearly demonstrating our community’s determination to keep waste out of landfill,” Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Michael Whelan said.

“The Bass Coast community deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated for their brilliant recycling efforts. Here in Bass Coast, we are committed to living in harmony with our environment while we prepare for future challenges and changes.

“We declared a climate emergency back in 2019 and we’re proud to be leading the way in recycling and resource recovery,” Cr Whelan concluded.

To see the full Sustainability Victoria report, visit

For more information on how to make best use of Council’s kerbside collection service, contact Council’s Waste Services Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or visit