RECYCLING RETURNS TO NORMAL PROCESSING
Golden Plains Shire Council is pleased to confirm kerbside recycling is returning to normal processing from Thursday 14 March and will no longer be diverted to landfill.
Council thanks Shire residents for their patience and understanding during this widespread disruption.
On Tuesday 12 March 2019, the state’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) confirmed recycling processor SKM had met compliance requirements for outdoor stockpiles of combustible recyclable and waste material at its Laverton North site. In turn, SKM’s South Geelong depot also resumed operation.
For Golden Plains Shire households, weekly recycling and fortnightly waste collection will continue as normal.
Residents are reminded recycling and waste must be separated into the correct bins to avoid contamination, and the associated risk of financial penalties to Council.
We know many residents continued to sort and save recyclable materials, and we appreciate their efforts in doing so.
Council welcomes the EPA’s commitment to monitor all SKM locations to ensure the situation does not happen again.
Council also supports Geelong Regional Alliance’s and the Municipal Association of Victoria’s letters to Victorian Government ministers requesting an overhaul of the state’s waste disposal system.