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Recycling Collection in Golden Plains Shire

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Friday, 26 July 2019 - 3:15pm
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Last night, Golden Plains Shire Council was notified by SKM Recycling that it has temporarily stopped accepting materials at its various sites, including its Geelong facility, effective today, 26 July.

Kerbside waste and recycling collection will continue in Golden Plains Shire Council as scheduled, with recyclable materials temporarily sent to landfill.

Council encourages all residents to continue to sort their waste and recycling collection, and where possible, to reduce overall waste or if the recycling bin is not full, hold it for the next collection.

While most collection trucks will continue to separate recycling and waste, at times it will be necessary for trucks on some routes to collect waste and recycling at the same time to avoid service disruption.

Council will keep residents updated on the status of waste and recycling collection in Golden Plains Shire and, when notified, the status of SKM Recycling’s operation in Geelong.

Following the previous SKM shutdown in February, Golden Plains Shire Council supported the Geelong Regional Alliance’s and the Municipal Association of Victoria’s lobbying efforts to Victorian Government ministers requesting an overhaul of the state’s waste disposal system. Council will continue to advocate for a more sustainable recycling industry model in Victoria.

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Friday, 26 July 2019 - 3:20pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.