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Stage 3 changes to waste services - limiting the spread of Covid-19

Following the State Government’s announcement of Stage 3 restrictions for Victoria, we have made some changes to its waste services, to ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.

Waste Facilities remain open, but in accordance with State Government directions you should avoid travel unless for essential purposes only. Please avoid attending waste facilities unless your visit is for one of the following reasons:

• Businesses and commercial waste disposal; or

• Waste disposal for Bass Coast residents who do not receive a kerbside collection service.

Proof of residence must now be provided when attending any of our waste facilities – this can be in the form of a driver’s licence, rates notice, utility bill or similar.

Green kitchen caddy liners will not be available for collection from Council facilities for the next six weeks while Bass Coast remains under Stage 3 restrictions to help reduce non-essential travel, we hope to return to our normal services as soon as possible.

Food waste can be put straight into your Organics Bin, there is no requirement for it to be wrapped – try using a bowl, tub or bucket and tip directly into your bin. Alternatively, try lining your kitchen caddy with newspaper

Some local supermarkets do stock a range of compostable bags, these are not accepted in kerbside Organics Bins unless they are the same bright green colour and carry the Australian standard code AS4736.

If you feel that your need for green caddy liners is urgent, please contact Wonthaggi Recyclers on 5672 1933 and they will arrange to get some to you. While these changes could be inconvenient, we acknowledge that there is a need to protect the health of our community.

Please contact our Waste Services Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 if you have any questions on how to manage your waste during these challenging times.