Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy

Project Overview

Have Your Say and help shape the future of waste and recycling in Moorabool.

Get Involved

Over the next decade, Moorabool Shire Council will be improving waste and recycling services. We will reduce how much we send to landfill and use materials in a more environmentally friendly way.

We are seeking feedback from our community to develop our 2030 Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy. Your feedback will help us plan future waste and recycling services, deliver new education programs, and reduce negative environmental impacts.

Residents and business owners may complete the survey.
Please read the Waste Strategy Information Pack or FAQs before starting the survey. 
The survey is best completed on a computer or tablet and should take 20 minutes to complete.

Provide your feedback by clicking the button below and completing the survey.

Feedback closed Friday 2 July 2021.

Our Strategy

Our strategy will align with broader policy objectives set by state and federal governments, detailed below:

National Waste Policy: From waste to resource targets:

  • Ban the export of waste plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, and tyres.
  • Reduce total waste generation by 10% per person by 2030.
  • Increase resource recovery to 80% from all waste streams by 2030.
  • Increase the use of recycled content by government and industry.
  • Phase out unnecessary plastic by 2025.
  • Halve the amount of organic waste sent to landfill by 2030.

Victorian Government’s Recycling Victoria policy: a 10-year plan to transform the recycling industry and create local jobs.

Moorabool must introduce the Victorian Government’s four-stream waste service by 2030.

All households in the Shire must have reasonable access to a:

  • Recycling option for plastics, paper, cardboard and metals.
  • Recycling option for glass.
  • Combined Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) option.
  • Garbage option.

In addition, a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) will be introduced from 2023. The CDS is a ‘take-back’ program for commonly littered drink containers offering cash rewards to community groups, charities, and individuals.

Where are we now?

A waste audit of 100 garbage, recycle and green waste bins in 2019 showed (by weight):

  • 46% of the garbage stream could have been composted.
  • 15% of the garbage stream could have been recycled.
  • 27% of the recycling stream was contamination (incorrect items).

These results tell us how far we need to go to meet national and state objectives.

  • November 2020

    Consultant engaged to develop Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy

  • February to March 2021

    Internal Council Engagement

  • May 2021

    Operational review by consultant

  • June 2021
    • Hard copy survey posted to 3000 properties in West Moorabool

    • Online survey available

    • Engagement with focus group

  • July 2021

    Draft Strategy 

  • August 2021

    Public exhibition of draft strategy

  • October 2021

    Strategy launch